Narveson to DL with torn rotator cuff

I just spoke briefly with Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash, who was unable at this time to provide much more information about left-hander Chris Narveson than the club has already released: Narveson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn left rotator cuff.

As Ash spoke, head team physician William Raasch was expected at Miller Park within the hour to review an MRI scan of Narveson’s shoulder and to meet with the left-hander. After that examination, the team will have a better idea of a timetable for Narveson and will be able to say whether or not he needs surgery, Ash said.

“It will be two weeks, probably longer, but until the doctor sees him it would be premature to say more,” Ash said.

Narveson also missed time with shoulder injuries in 2005 and 2007.

The Brewers promoted right-handed reliever Mike McClendon from Triple-A Nashville to take Narveson’s roster spot, and right-hander Marco Estrada will now start Saturday against the Rockies.

Another move is coming Saturday, when the Brewers expect to place reliever Kameron Loe on the bereavement list and call-up right-handed prospect Wily Peralta from Nashville. Peralta is Milwaukee’s top starting pitching prospect, but Ash said the plan calls for him to stay only temporarily, then return to the Minors when Loe returns Tuesday.

Estrada was effective in spot starts for Narveson and Zack Greinke last season, going 3-2 with a 3.70 ERA in seven starts.


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