Chris Narveson to have season-ending shoulder surgery
Late last week, the Brewers announced that left-handed starting pitcher Chris Narveson had a tear in his left rotator cuff. Tuesday, Narveson told reporters that he was headed to season-ending shoulder surgery.
Dr. Lewis Yocum will perform the procedure to repair the rotator cuff and Narveson is facing six to nine months of rehab (Brew Beat).
Narveson, 30, is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA so far this season in just two starts. Last year he was 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 161 2/3 innings.
Right hander Marco Estrada has taken Narveson's spot in the rotation and he threw very well in his first start this season, working five innings while allowing just two hits and one earned run. He struck out nine without walking anyone.
Someone to watch down the road is top prospect Wily Peralta. He was recalled late last week and then sent back to Triple-A Nashville, where he's only made eight career starts. In those starts, he is 2-1 with a 2.06 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 48 innings. Obviously if Estrada pitches well, Peralta won't be needed, but it's possible he's ready in a few months to take over.
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