CINCINNATI -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke raves about the production he's gotten recently from Mark Kotsay, whether it be in a starting role or pinch-hitting.
"Every time I put him in there to start, he has a great game," Roenicke said. "Maybe we can play four outfielders."
Kotsay has been on a tear of late, batting .395 with a home run and 10 RBIs over his past 22 games entering Sunday. He went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs in the first two games of the series in Cincinnati.
Kotsay was batting .268 in 99 games, including 48 starts. Those numbers don't jump off the stat sheet, but Roenicke insists it's not indicative of Kotsay's approach at the plate.
"He continues to do a great job," Roenicke said. "His numbers don't tell what he's done. I can't tell you how many hard balls he's hit for outs."
Weeks back in Brewers' lineup for finale
CINCINNATI -- Rickie Weeks' status continues to be evaluated on a daily basis. After sitting out Saturday's game with soreness in his bothersome left ankle, Weeks was back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Reds.
"Until he gets to the point where he plays a few days in a row and I don't have to ask him, it'll be day to day," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's not going to be 100 percent."
Weeks is batting .143 since being reinstated from the DL on Sept. 8. He has not played a full nine innings since coming back.
But Roenicke insists he's not concerned about Weeks' status for the postseason as of yet.
"It's a matter of getting his timing back," Roenicke said. "Every time we put him out there, he's moving a little bit better."
Brewers appear to be breaking out offensively
CINCINNATI -- The five home runs the Brewers hit in Friday's 6-3 win were encouraging. But Saturday night's 10-1 win might have provided further confirmation that the offense has turned the corner.
Milwaukee had 11 hits, hit two homers, walked four times and batted .300 with runners in scoring position against the Reds on Saturday.
"The last couple days have been really good offensively," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Entering this weekend's series at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, the Brewers were mired in a stretch in which they scored three or fewer runs in eight consecutive games.
"It's hard to say after two games whether we can continue this or not," said Roenicke. "Last night was a little bit better because we had more people on base. When we get it going, we can get on a roll. Hopefully, this is it."
The Brewers' starting rotation remains in flux beyond Wednesday's series finale in Chicago. Manager Ron Roenicke said a tentative plan is in place, but he was not prepared to reveal it. Much depends on where the Brewers stand at that point in terms of the postseason.
"We have another off-day," Roenicke said. "With [Chris Narveson] being able to go into the bullpen or slip in and start if we need him, that's a big advantage."
Roenicke said Marco Estrada or Michael Fiers could get a spot start as well.
"It's hard to talk about things that could happen that haven't happened yet," Roenicke said.
Jeff Wallner is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.