The Milwaukee Brewers removed pitcher Chris Narveson from the 40-man roster so they could send him to Triple-A Nashville to get in more work. The left-hander has been slowly making his way back to the majors after he sprained the middle finger on his pitching hand and was placed on the disabled list after just two appearances out of the bullpen this season. The good news is that Narveson appears to be on the verge of a return to the big leagues.
The reason Milwaukee assigned him to Triple-A is because they want him to have the opportunity to pitch every fifth day as the Brewers prepare him for a possible role in the starting rotation if need be.
“We think he needs to be on a team where he’s throwing every fifth day,” Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said, according to Brewers.com. “He’s had two things with the [shoulder] surgery and bouncing back with the finger. He just needs an atmosphere where he can perform well and try to get back here.”
Narveson struggled in his rehab assignment in early June in which he posted a 7.00 earned run average in 18 innings. The Brewers are hoping he can pull it together with a few more starts in the ensuing weeks so that they can have his arm available. The good news is Narveson is determined to do whatever it takes to get back on the 25-man roster.
“I love the game, I want to play and I love the Brewers,” Narveson told Brewers.com. “It’s one of those things where you want to go work your butt off to get back where you want to be. If you’re not healthy, you can’t do that.”