Narveson to DL; hitter coming up

The Brewers on Monday placed left-hander Chris Narveson on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand, the first move of a pending roster shuffle.

Because the team plans to use a series of upcoming off-days to skip No. 5 starter Mike Fiers, it will probably promote a position player on Tuesday to take Narveson’s spot on the 25-man roster. That move will re-balance a roster that included 13 position players and 12 hitters on Opening Day, leaving manager Ron Roenicke extremely short on the bench after a spate of injuries.

The DL is the last place Narveson wanted to land. He made only two starts in 2012 before undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery.

“It’s tough for him,” Roenicke said. “You go through what he went through last year, and all of a sudden you come back and get some, really a freak injury.”

Narveson had been easing back into duty in a relief role. He took to Twitter on Monday night to describe the finger injury as a roadblock.

“Unfortunately I sprained my middle finger while warming up my last outing on Saturday,” Narveson Tweeted. “Will come back stronger though.”


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