When Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Chris Narveson first hit the disabled list, there were rumblings that the left-hander could be done for the season. A second opinion confirmed this suspicion, and the Brewers have announced that Narveson will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.
Dr. Lewis Yocum will perform the surgery, which will sideline Narveson for the next six-to-nine months. The tear ends Narveson’s season after only two starts.
The 30-year-old had been a durable arm for the Brewers over the past two seasons. Narveson made at least 28 starts for Milwaukee in 2010 and ’11, logging a combined 329 1/3 innings over the two seasons.
28-year-old right-hander Marco Estrada took Narveson’s last turn in the rotation, and the Brewers have announced that he will continue to do so. Estrada was solid in his first start of the season with the Brewers, allowing only a single run on two hits over his five innings of work while striking out nine batters.
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