5/26/2014 2:28 P.M. ET
Aramis could make return during homestand
By Joe DiGiovanni / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- There's an outside chance that Aramis Ramirez could rejoin the team during this eight-game homestand, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday.
Ramirez has been on the disabled list since May 13 with a left hamstring injury, but has been throwing and swinging a bat in recent days. He has been running at 60-70 percent, Roenicke said.
"Everything he's doing so far is really good," Roenicke said.
Roenicke said he was trying to convince Ramirez to go on a Minor League rehab assignment. The veteran third baseman refused to go last year when he was ready to come off the disabled list.
"I'm trying to talk him into going out for a couple of days and he can get some swings," Roenicke said.
Last year, Ramirez refused to go on the rehab assignment under a rule in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He still batted .350 in his first 12 games back from his knee injury last year.
"These guys that have played for awhile don't like to do it," Roenicke said of going on a rehab assignment. "If you're out a month or two months, it's a different story. They feel like they can step in there and do the job. Sometimes they do and most of the time they don't."
If Ramirez again refuses to go on a rehab assignment, Roenicke said the team would tailor a program at Miller Park for him to practice in game-like conditions.
Henderson's rehab delayed with shoulder soreness
MILWAUKEE -- Reliever Jim Henderson rejoined the team in Milwaukee on Monday to visit with team physicians after feeling pain in his right shoulder after his first Minor League rehab assignment.
Henderson has been on the disabled list since May 2 with inflammation in the shoulder. He threw two bullpen sessions before throwing a scoreless inning on Friday night for Double-A Huntsville.
Henderson isn't sure what caused the setback after he threw two pain-free bullpen sessions.
"Just frustrating," Henderson said. "I've still got my head up and hopefully I'll be back for this season at some point."
The plan had been for the right-hander to make three appearances for Huntsville and rejoin the team. Now, there is no timetable for his return.
"We were hoping for two or three outings and he'd be back with us," manager Ron Roenicke said. "That's not the case."
Henderson went 5-5 with a 2.70 ERA and 28 saves for the Brewers last season. He entered Spring Training as the team's closer, but when his velocity dipped, the team turned to Francisco Rodriguez as their closer.
In 14 games, Henderson is 2-1 with a 7.15 ERA.
Versatile Falu joins Crew as utility player
MILWAUKEE -- Utility player Irving Falu joined the team on Monday and said he was ready to play wherever the team needed him.
"I can play everywhere," said Falu, who was playing shortstop, second base and third base for Triple-A Nashville.
Falu said he also could play the outfield, but didn't do so for Nashville because they have a glut of outfielders.
Manager Ron Roenicke said he liked Falu's versatility and that he was a switch-hitter.
"I was looking at his numbers and he's not a strikeout guy," Roenicke said. "I feel like coming off the bench I can put him in to do some different things and put the ball in play."
Falu signed as a free agent in the offseason after spending several years in the Royals organization. In 25 games for the Royals over 2012-13, Falu batted .337 (30-for-89) with no home runs and seven RBIs.
In 38 games at Nashville, Falu was batting .288 with one home run and eight RBIs.
Joe DiGiovanni is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.