Narveson undergoes hip surgery

The Brewers announced this afternoon that left-hander Chris Narveson had undergone surgery Tuesday on his left hip. He will visit Dr. William Raasch on Wednesday for a follow-up and then return home to North Carolina to continue therapy. The club expects Narveson to be ready for Spring Training.

Assistant general manager Gord Ash said he would provide some details about this unexpected news later today.

Narveson was 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA during the regular season and is expected to be part of a five-man starting rotation set to return intact in 2012. He made six apparently healthy relief appearances during the postseason, pitching four times in the NLCS against the Cardinals. Narveson worked in relief of Shaun Marcum in Game 6 of that series and allowed a pair of homers and five earned runs in a loss that dashed the Brewers’ World Series hopes.

In other roster moves:

– The Brewers outrighted infielder Josh Wilson and right-hander Mark DiFelice to Triple-A Nashville.

– Right-hander Brandon Kintzler was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list, and left-handed relievers Manny Parra and  Mitch Stetter were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.

With those transactions, the Brewers’ 40-man roster returned to capacity.

The club also re-signed shortstop Edwin Maysonet to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training camp. Maysonet, who turned 30 last week, batted .290 in 103 games at Nashville in 2011.

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