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Last call

• Despite recent unrest in Venezuela, Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez remains scheduled to meet with officials at the U.S. consulate on Wednesday to acquire a work visa. Milwaukee officials hope to see him in camp 24-48 hours later.

"My understanding is that if you don't already have an appointment, you might be in trouble," assistant general manager Gord Ash said.

• Veteran left-hander Zach Duke stood out to Brewers coaches in the first round of live batting-practice sessions this week. Duke is a non-roster invitee bidding for a bullpen job.

"He's got better stuff than you think he does," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's really 'live.' He's got good movement, he's got a real nice breaking ball. So he's doing what he can to show us pretty early on what's going on. But I don't want to make any evaluations when we're this early."

• The Brewers are planning to play a three-inning intrasquad game on Tuesday at Maryvale Baseball Park.

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