Narveson was moved to Double-A Akron on Thursday. Narveson had posted a 3.68 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP during eight starts with Triple-A Columbus this season. The 35-year-old missed a full month of action with a sore left shoulder, but had played well enough when he was on the mound this year to provide organizational depth for the team. At this point in his career, Narveson may have trouble getting back to the big leagues, especially with just 8.1 innings pitched in the majors these past two years. In a corresponding move, the team promoted right-hander Nick Pasquale from Akron.
Narveson (shoulder) was reinstated from the 7-day disabled list Wednesday. Narveson will start the second game of the doubleheader for Triple-A Columbus as he returns to regular action in the minors. The veteran southpaw has put together a 4.15 ERA over three starts this season with Columbus after appearing in six games last season with the Marlins.
Narveson was placed on the disabled list with a sore left shoulder Wednesday. There's no timetable as to Narveson's return, but it's certainly concerning as to his potential for a call-up this season. The 35-year-old has posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.21 WHIP for Triple-A Columbus this season, exiting his last start after allowing six earned runs over just 3.2 innings.
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.
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