Rickie Weeks launched a solo homer in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
Unfortunately for the Brewers, Weeks' blast was their lone tally on the night. The longball was the second baseman's first this month and just his third of the season. Weeks upped his average to a depressing .187 with the 1-for-3 showing.
Corey Hart (knee) is unlikely to return from the disabled list on May 30 when first eligible.
Hart has begun running recently without assistance, but he's just not going to be far enough along in a couple weeks to be activated from the 60-day DL. The first baseman is more likely to return within the first couple weeks of June.
Chris Narveson (finger) threw a bullpen session over the weekend in Cincinnati and is scheduled for another one while the Brewers are in Pittsburgh.
The left-hander should be ready for a rehab assignment after that. Assuming all goes well, it sounds like Narveson might be ready to return before the end of the month.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are calling up reliever Francisco Rodriguez.
Rodriguez's minor league deal required that the Brewers make a decision by Wednesday whether to add him the roster. The 31-year-old struck out seven over four scoreless innings in the minors and could work his way into the late innings for Milwaukee.
Ryan Braun went 3-for-6 with two doubles as the Brewers lost to the Pirates in extra innings on Tuesday.
Braun sat out Monday's game with neck tightness, an issue that has plagued him off and on through the early part of the season, but he was back in the lineup producing on Tuesday. The neck issue is something he may continue to deal with as the season progresses, but he's been able to play through it for the most part thus far. It's something to monitor, but it's no reason to downgrade Braun for the time being.