• With Ramirez sidelined, Alex Gonzalez made his first career start at third base in his 1,505th Major League start in the field. Yuniesky Betancourt made his first start at first base in his 935th start in the field. Both players are natural shortstops.
Why Gonzalez at third and Betancourt at first, and not vice versa?
"I was talking to them both last night, and this seemed like what they wanted to do," Roenicke said.
• Prince's presence gives the Brewers time to evaluate their coverage at first base. With Corey Hart out until May, Gonzalez, Betancourt and backup catcher Martin Maldonado are the options at the moment, and Ash said that Taylor Green, on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury, was hoping to play in extended spring games by the end of the week. The Brewers are also looking at options outside the organization, Roenicke said.
• Official scorer Tim O'Driscoll amended a ruling from Friday night's 3-1 Brewers loss, changing Michael Gonzalez's two-run wild pitch in the seventh inning to a passed ball. That made only one of the runs earned against Burke Badenhop and lowered Badenhop's ERA from 7.71 to 3.86.
• In a pregame ceremony Saturday, Braun was presented with his 2012 Silver Slugger Award and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's Josh Gibson Legacy Award, which is presented annually to each league's home run champion. Braun led the National League last season with 41 home runs. The Silver Slugger Award was Braun's fifth -- a Brewers record.
• For the first time since Game 5 of the 2011 National League Championship Series, the Brewers played a meaningful game Saturday without Ben Rouse in the stands. The Fort Atkinson, Wis., native and leukemia survivor attended 167 consecutive regular-season and playoff games, including all 162 games in 2012 to raise awareness for "Be the Match," a national bone marrow donor registry.
Rouse chronicled his travels on an MLBlog and dubbed his trek "Brewers Mission 162." He attended the Brewers' first four games of 2013 before taking Saturday off.