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Last call

• Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Wiener will be in Brewers camp Friday morning for his annual meeting with players. Chris Narveson, the team's union representative, said topics will likely include baseball's modified drug testing program and the potential expansion of instant replay. The Brewers recently re-elected Narveson as their player representative and Axford as assistant rep.

• Roenicke wants to see more of non-roster invitee catcher Blake Lalli this spring at first base and as a pinch-hitter before deciding if the team could use a roster spot on him moving into the regular season. The Brewers manager likes the versatility Lalli would give the club if it needs to use Jonathan Lucroy or Martin Maldonado earlier in games in run scoring situations.

"It allows us to pinch-hit Luc or Maldy, whichever isn't playing, when we have a chance to score runs," Roenicke said. "I would like to be able to use them but when you don't have another guy who can catch, you have to wait. Lalli frees us up if we have a guy who can go back there."

In 33 spring at-bats so far, Lalli has 12 hits including three doubles. He has played 12 games as a catcher and two as a first baseman.

• Lucroy could play in a Minor League game Friday to get some extra at-bats in, according to Roenicke.

• Non-roster reliever Donovan Hand ran his Spring Training scoreless inning streak to 11 innings Thursday with two frames against the White Sox. He worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth by inducing back-to-back groundouts.

• Center fielder Carlos Gomez left Thursday's game in the bottom of the third inning with a stiff back. Roenicke said, however, if it were the regular season, Gomez would've remained in the game.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for
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