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• With the departure of Ishikawa, Loe, Morgan and Veras, the Brewers are down to five players eligible for arbitration: pitchers John Axford, Marco Estrada, Chris Narveson and Manny Parra, and outfielder Carlos Gomez.

• Former Brewers No. 1 prospect Jeremy Jeffress, traded to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal in December 2010, was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Wednesday. The hard-throwing Jeffress, 25, once suspended in the Brewers' system for marijuana use, pitched to a 5.65 ERA in 27 relief appearances for the Royals over the past two seasons, and had a 4.97 ERA in 37 appearances at Triple-A Omaha in 2012.

Might the Brewers be interested in bringing him back?

"I don't know," Melvin said. "We'll discuss it among our people and find out."

• The Brewers did not get into the running for pitcher Dan Haren, who was being shopped by the Angels this week.

• With the departure of Ishikawa, Loe, Morgan and Veras, the Brewers are down to five players eligible for arbitration: pitchers John Axford, Marco Estrada, Chris Narveson and Manny Parra, and outfielder Carlos Gomez.

• Former Brewers No. 1 prospect Jeremy Jeffress, traded to the Royals as part of the Zack Greinke deal in December 2010, was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Wednesday. The hard-throwing Jeffress, 25, once suspended in the Brewers' system for marijuana use, pitched to a 5.65 ERA in 27 relief appearances for the Royals over the past two seasons, and had a 4.97 ERA in 37 appearances at Triple-A Omaha in 2012.

Might the Brewers be interested in bringing him back?

"I don't know," Melvin said. "We'll discuss it among our people and find out."

• The Brewers did not get into the running for pitcher Dan Haren, who was being shopped by the Angels this week.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.