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Last call

• Roenicke cited progress for right-hander Yovani Gallardo, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Gallardo played long toss Saturday and is expected to throw off the mound later this week.

Tentatively, Gallardo is scheduled to be activated Aug. 16 against the Reds, Roenicke said, the day after he is first eligible.

"He should fall right back into that rotation," Roenicke said.

• Third baseman Aramis Ramirez was to test his sprained left knee on the bases Monday and, assuming no setback, again Wednesday, Roenicke said. Ramirez, who has been bothered by the knee all season, is penciled in to serve as the Brewers' designated hitter this weekend in Seattle.

• How good an impression has outfielder Caleb Gindl made on his bosses in the wake of the Braun suspension? Roenicke nearly batted the rookie in the three-hole Monday before putting catcher Jonathan Lucroy in that spot and hitting Gindl fifth.

Beyond Gindl's .366 average in his 14 games prior to Monday, Roenicke praised "the approach, the part where I see him going the other way. It's been good. I saw him do it in Spring Training two years ago, I think. But that's Spring Training. You never know until you see him in this situation. [Opponents] have seen enough of him, and he's still having good at-bats."

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