Narveson was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Narveson was designated for assignment Thursday, but no team ended up snatching the left-hander up. He'll head to the minor leagues and act as organizational pitching depth unless the Marlins bullpen gets hit by injuries as badly as it did during spring training.
Narveson was designated for assignment Thursday, Joe Capozi of the Palm Beach Post reports. Narveson made the Marlins' roster out of camp, but he's struggled out to an 8.64 ERA through six appearances. The 34-year-old has allowed eight earned runs on 10 hits, including three home runs, while striking out only six batters. To take his place on the roster, right-hander Jose Urena has been recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.
Narveson has made the Marlins Opening Day roster. With several Miami bullpen options opening the season the the DL, Narveson was able to take advantage of the opportunity to earn a spot on the 25-man roster to begin the season. Look for him to be used primarily in long and middle relief.
Narveson started and pitched three shutout innings to earn the win against the Mets on Tuesday, while giving up two hits and striking out one batter. This was Narveson's best appearance so far during spring training, earning his second win. The veteran pitcher has given up six runs through 12 innings pitched for Miami in the spring and will battle most of the year to gain a spot in Miami's rotation, but will likely be outside of the starting rotation on Opening Day.
Narveson received an invite to the Marlins' major league spring training, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. The veteran left-hander made 15 appearances with the Marlins last season, including two starts, and finished the year with a 4.45 ERA over 30.1 innings of work. With very few lefties slotted to make the Marlins' bullpen come opening day, Narveson figures to be given a shot to compete for a left-handed specialist role this spring.