Don't be surprised to see Rickie Weeks' name in the starting lineup for the Brewers on Sunday.

Manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday he probably would return Weeks to game action from a six-week absence with a severely sprained left ankle by playing him a few innings in the series finale against Philadelphia at Miller Park. To prepare Weeks for that start, the Brewers summoned right-hander Michael Fiers from Class AAA Nashville to throw some simulated at-bats to him during an afternoon session.

Fiers, 26, who had a brilliant year splitting time with Class AA Huntsville and Nashville, wasn't added just to throw BP to Weeks. He will remain with the Brewers to provide an extra arm in the bullpen.

"He had a great year and once in a while we can use an extra arm in the bullpen," said Roenicke. "Having him there, knowing he's there, I think is going to help us."