Chris Narveson To Undergo Season-Ending Operation

Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson told reporters, including's Adam McCalvy, that he needs season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder. The operation will repair a partially torn rotator cuff and require between six and nine months of rehab.

The Brewers moved right-hander Marco Estrada to Narveson's spot in the rotation, so they have enough starting pitching for now. Estrada struck out nine over five innings while allowing one run in his first start of the season on Saturday. Wily Peralta, who was recently optioned back to the minor leagues, provides GM Doug Melvin with another internal candidate for the rotation.

Narveson, 30, made 28 starts for the Brewers in each of the past two seasons. He has a 4.67 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in 394 2/3 innings as a big leaguer and will be arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason.

10 Responses to Chris Narveson To Undergo Season-Ending Operation Leave a Reply

  1. Fizzzay 3 years ago

    I like Marco, but maybe they inquire with Oswalt.

    • bustinsuds 3 years ago

      I was thinking the same thing…kicking the tires can’t hurt.

  2. Wandy to the Brewers?

    • Fizzzay 3 years ago

      An interesting thought, but I don’t think further hurting the farm system is a good idea.

  3. mgsports 3 years ago

    Willis? Pedro Martinez? Colon?

  4. Flharfh 3 years ago

    I don’t see Marco Estrada being significantly worse than Narveson. Any acquisitions will prob be just for depth. 

  5. I’d love to see the Brewers give Wily a full shot.

  6. Mustache101 3 years ago

    Free willy!!!!

  7. AaronAngst 3 years ago

    I think you give Estrada the spot, but keep him on a short leash. He doesn’t really factor into the Brewers future once he becomes arb eligible next year. I’m sure he won’t be too expensive, though certainly more so if he stays in the rotation the rest of the year. With Peralta so close, and Thornburg not too far away, things don’t look bad, really. My dream would be to see all of their pitching prospects pan out and be in the rotation on opening day, 2014. Gallardo, Peralta, Bradley, Thornburg, and Jungmann. Extend Yo again.

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