• The Brewers had originally intended to activate third baseman Aramis Ramirez from the disabled list on Friday, but pushed back the plan in the wake of Rockie Weeks' season-ending injury. Instead of serving as the designated hitter Friday, playing a few innings at third base Saturday and then taking Sunday off, the Brewers opted to wait until Sunday at the earliest, according to manager Ron Roenicke.
"He's fine. He understands," Roenicke said. "The thing is, he's been pushing to get to a certain date that he wanted to be active, and I told him all along: 'That's fine to have that goal, because that's what you should be pushing for, but if things happen and you get set back a couple of days ... We've waited this long, let's just make sure we're right.'
Today kind of was the plan, but I think this gives us a couple more days to make sure he's a little more ready. Maybe by being on his feet a little longer, he won't go through that soreness that you go through, and then when he comes back, he'll be able to play more."
• Friday may have been the Brewers' first regular season game in Seattle since 1997, when Milwaukee was still an American League city and the Mariners played in the Kingdome. But Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker pointed out the team had visited Safeco Field before -- in 2000, for an exhibition game at the end of Spring Training. It was a brief and not particularly pleasant visit -- the Mariners scheduled a day game after the Brewers played the previous night in San Francisco.