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.
Marlins pitcher Chris Narveson was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. The move was procedural in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Narveson's debut with the Marlins was pushed back to August after suffering a left elbow sprain in spring training, but in 15 appearances, he managed a 4.45 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, and 32:9 K:BB in 30.1 innings.
Marlins pitcher Chirs Narveson (finger) tossed two innings out of the bullpen Tuesday against Philadelphia, allowing a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four. The appearance was Narveson's second since returning from a blister injury which cost him close to two weeks. Four of the six outs Narveson recorded Tuesday were via strikeout, but he also served up a solo homer to Darin Ruf, the seventh home run Narveson has allowed in just 25 1/3 innings with the big club this season. Look for the lefty to continue pitching out of the bullpen the rest of the way.
Marlins starter Chris Narveson had a fine night on the mound against the Braves on Monday. Making his second start of the year, the left-hander allowed two hits over 5 1/3 scorless innings. He walked two and struck out three, en route to the 4-0 victory. Narveson, who did not pitch at all in 2014, is now 2-1 with a 5.23 ERA in eight appearances with the Marlins. His outing on Monday came to an end prematurely, as he developed a blister which caused him to exit the game with 90 pitches in the sixth inning. This start went much better for Narveson than his previous one. His last time out, he yielded seven runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates.
The Marlins optioned pitcher Chris Reed to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday. To take his spot on the roster, pitcher Chris Narveson was promoted from New Orleans.