Narveson signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Tuesday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Narveson's deal includes an invitation to big-league camp, so he'll receive an opportunity to audition for a bullpen gig. The 35-year-old served mostly as a starter and long reliever with Triple-A New Orleans last season, going 4-6 with a 3.41 ERA in 20 outings, but he'd likely serve as more of a lefty specialist if he surfaces with the Indians at any point. The southpaw held lefties to a .218 batting average in 119 at-bats at Triple-A in 2016.
Narveson was designated for assignment Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Narveson allowed eight runs over just 8.1 innings with the Marlins this season, posting an 8.64 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. However, he's posted better numbers at Triple-A New Orleans, where he owns a 3.48 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 18 games. In a corresponding move, Xavier Scruggs's contract was selected by Miami.
Narveson was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Narveson has spent the majority of 2016 with Miami's Triple-A affiliate, posting a 3.48 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 82.2 innings, but will now get another crack at major league action. While he's been used primarily as a starter in the minors, he pitched only in relief during his six major league appearances this season so it will be interesting to see how the Marlins choose to use him this time around.
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.
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