Aoki on paternity list, Prince up

Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki traveled back to Milwaukee on Wednesday to be with wife Sachi, who is scheduled to deliver the couple’s second child (a son) on Thursday. The Brewers placed Aoki on the paternity list and called-up utility man Josh Prince from Triple-A Nashville to take Aoki’s place.

The right-handed-hitting Prince and left-handed Caleb Gindl will presumably start the final two games of this road trip in Aoki’s absence. Left-hander Erik Bedard is on the mound for the Astros on Wednesday night, and right-hander Lucas Harrell starts Thursday afternoon.

In other news, FoxSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi attended Major League Baseball’s Diversity Business Summit in Houston on Wednesday and spoke to Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio, who quelled any speculation that manager Ron Roenicke’s job is in danger because of the team’s 28-41 record.

“We’ve had a lot of success under Ron,” Attanasio told Morosi. “Ron’s best attribute is that he’s the same person when we won 96 games [in 2011] as, unfortunately, [during] a season where we’re in last place.”

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