Might the Milwaukee Brewers have to go outside of the organization to look for bench help?

Manager Ron Roenicke broached that possibility Saturday as he waited to see if injured infielders Jeff Bianchi (hip flexor) and Taylor Green (hip strain) would return in time to make the club.

"Bianchi and Green are two guys that we really thought were strongly going to be on our team," said Roenicke. "We figured Taylor was going to be in this mix so we've had to change our thinking a little bit in case he isn't ready. At this point, I don't know if he will be.

"With Taylor and Bianchi going down, it limits what we have in camp to not a lot of options. And I don't mean that negatively for the other guys."

The Brewers will have five backup spots, and two are spoken for with catcher Martin Maldonado and outfielder Logan Shafer. If Bianchi and Green go on the DL, utility infielder Donnie Murphy likely would claim one job. That would leave outfielders Khris Davis and Caleb Gindl and first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli as options for the other two spots.

Unless the Brewers make an outside move.

"We're looking at different scenarios," said Roenicke. "Gindl certainly covers all the outfield spots; he is a left-handed hitter. If Lalli is on your team, he plays first and catches, which allows one of your two right-handed catchers to be a pinch-hitter, along with Murphy. That fits.

"If it's Lalli and Davis, it fits for the same reason. Alex becomes your secondary backup infielder because Lalli can go to first base and 'Maldy' can go to first base.

"And then there's whoever is not going to make teams that are out there.

Is it better than what we're looking at here? Is it a better utility man? Is it a better swingman between first base and outfield? Is it better having a veteran coming off the bench?

"Because when you're asking Davis to come off the bench, I have no idea if he can hit off the bench. He can when he's getting a lot of at-bats. When he's not doing that, can he hit? To answer that for a young guy, nobody has the answer to that.

"That's what puts us in a position where if we can get something better and it fits better, with being versatile, then we'll look at it."