"We talked about that today, I talked to [general manager] Doug [Melvin] about it this morning," Roenicke said. "We'll see how we get through this series and maybe the next one. We'd like to get back to a five-man bench."
The extra arm came in handy during the team's long stretch of games, especially because Tom Gorzelanny was just coming back from a shoulder injury and Rule 5 Draft pick Wei-Chung Wang still hasn't worked his way into regular use. But Roenicke has been prevented at times over the past 10 days from using a pinch-hitter in situations he'd like.
The schedule will allow a change. The Brewers are off June 30 and July 3 around a two-game series in Toronto.
One candidate to be sent out is right-hander Mike Fiers, who had been excelling as a starter at Triple-A Nashville before joining the Milwaukee bullpen and sitting mostly idle.
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