CHICAGO -- Brewers reliever Takashi Saito was available to pitch Tuesday after receiving treatment for a right calf injury, manager Ron Roenicke said.Saito was off limits for Monday's series opener against the Cubs after reporting discomfort to members of the club's athletic training staff. "Whether it's a pull or whatever, it bugged him [Monday], so we stayed away from him," Roenicke said. "He has no idea how he did it." Saito, 41, has been dogged by a series of injuries this season, from a left hamstring strain, to a left rib cage strain and a stiff muscle behind his right shoulder. When healthy, he has been excellent, compiling a 1.90 ERA in 27 appearances.
Weeks concedes he'll finish season in pain
CHICAGO -- Rickie Weeks isn't afraid to admit it.
He knows how severely he sprained his left ankle. He knows this type of injury takes longer than a few weeks, even months, to heal properly. He knows he won't be at 100 percent, regardless how deep the Brewers go into the playoffs.
After missing 39 games, Weeks played a complete game Monday night for the first time since July 26.
"It wasn't 100 percent," he said, "but I'm not going to be there for a while. I'm dealing with it."
Weeks has been used sparingly since his return from the disabled list on Sept. 8. His first complete game since the injury is definitely a step in the right direction for the second baseman, whose speed has always been one of his greatest assets.
"The past couple of games, I've probably been out there for seven innings [each], so two more innings doesn't make that big of a difference," Weeks said. "The whole time going into this, I knew I could play all nine, but [the training staff] wanted to keep me in check."
Division Series ticket lottery closes Wednesday
CHICAGO -- The window for fans to register for tickets to potential Brewers home games in the National League Division Series is closing. Through noon CT on Wednesday, fans can register at brewers.com for the right to purchase up to four tickets to an NLDS game.As of Tuesday, the Brewers announced that more than 190,000 entries have already been received.
Fans looking to guarantee tickets to postseason games may bypass the single-game registration by placing a deposit on a Season Seat Plan for 2012.
Sam Zuba is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.