• Outfielder Logan Schafer had been limited to five innings of defense and only one at-bat since Aug. 21 because of a tight back, said Roenicke.
"Finally, he's better, so I'm hoping today he's OK," Roenicke said.
• The Brewers' "fans eat free" promotion will expire after Saturday's game against the Angels, but the $10 vouchers distributed to all fans throughout August will remain valid at all home games for the remainder of the season.
• The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Edmund B. Fitzgerald, one of the civic leaders who helped Allan H. "Bud" Selig bring the Seattle Pilots to Milwaukee in 1970, had died of natural causes at his home in Nashville this week. He was 87.