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Last call

• Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team's two 16-year-old international signees, shortstop Franly Mallen and outfielder Nicolas Pierre, passed Major League Baseball's standard age investigation and formally signed their club-record-setting contracts.

Each earned $800,000 bonuses, the highest sum ever awarded by the Brewers to a Latin American player, and by rule will have to wait until next season to debut for the organization's Dominican Summer League team. Farm director Reid Nichols was on his way to the Dominican Republic this weekend to see the club finish its season.

• Roenicke offered to give center fielder Carlos Gomez the day off against Mariners ace Felix Hernandez on Sunday, but was turned down.

"He goes: 'No chance. I want to face Felix,'" Roenicke said.

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