• Melvin has spent very little time discussing with his staff the upcoming rules changes governing instant replay and home-plate collisions, because neither initiative has been finalized. He and other GMs will meet with Major League Baseball officials in the coming weeks for further clarification.
Until then, the Brewers are proceeding with business as usual.
"We said there's no sense talking about it every day," Melvin said. "When we have a final meeting with Major League Baseball, then we'll get together with our group."
• Melvin, Ash, Roenicke and Brewers coaches have been meeting one-one-one with every player for a few minutes. Melvin wants to give every player an opportunity to ask, in private, whatever is on his mind.