Last call

• Manager Ron Roenicke said right-hander Kelvim Escobar was meeting with club officials on Thursday to determine his next step after weakness in his right hand cut short Escobar's outing against the Cubs on Sunday. The 36-year-old is trying a comeback after years of shoulder trouble.

"We'll see where he is," Roenicke said. "I think any time you're gone that long, and you've got some issues, you just have to take one day at a time and see if things go the way you hope they'll go. Sometimes, they don't. Sometimes, physically, you aren't able to bounce back."

• Left-hander Travis Webb threw another live batting practice session on Thursday, and his next step could be pitching in a game Saturday or Sunday. A non-roster invitee, Webb's debut was delayed by a strained muscle behind his shoulder.

• Infielder Jeff Bianchi has made positive strides since sustaining a left groin strain that forced him to withdraw from Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic. Bianchi is still a few days away from returning to game action, Roenicke said.

• The Brewers optioned left-hander Miguel De Los Santos to Double-A Huntsville and returned right-hander Jairo Asencio to Minor League camp. Neither pitcher was able to make it to Maryvale Baseball Park because of visa issues, and they remain in the Dominican Republic.

Right-handers Ariel Pena and Santo Manzanillo were also optioned to Huntsville.

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