• Right-hander Mark Rogers touched 92 mph in an extended spring training start Monday and will begin a gradual transition to relief. His bid for the Brewers' Opening Day roster was ruined by a case of dead arm that sapped the life from Rogers' 95-97 mph fastball.
The Brewers still see Rogers as a starter longterm. But because his most immediate path to this year's team is in relief, they will give it a try.
• Shortstop Jean Segura doubled and scored a run in his first plate appearance Tuesday against the Cubs, but he had to get through batting practice without issue before the team's athletic trainers cleared him to play. Segura exited Sunday's game against Arizona and did not play Monday because of a deep left thigh bruise.
• Roenicke said Lalli could see a start at first base in the coming days against a tough right-handed pitcher because the Brewers' other options for that injury-plagued position -- Alex Gonzalez, Yuniesky Betancourt and Martin Maldonado -- are right-handed hitters.
Circle Saturday on the calendar. That right-handed trio is a combined 1-for-20 against scheduled Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.
• The Rockies have called to gauge the Brewers' interest in right-hander Aaron Harang, but Milwaukee officials do not think Harang is a good match for Miller Park.