Brewers pitcher Chris Narveson will be stretched out as a starter when he begins his minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Nashville. Narveson, who has been on the disabled list since April due to a sprained ligament in his left middle finger, began the season as a reliever, but prefers starting.
“Definitely,” Narveson told MLB.com. “That’s what [I] want to do, but you also want to help the team win any way you can.”
Narveson faced live hitters Friday in batting practice, the same day the Brewers had to place starter Hiram Burgos on the disabled list. It is not clear whether he will have a spot available for him in the rotation when he gets back, but his presence will give the team another option for the rotation.
Narveson has pitched just 11 innings over the last two seasons, as he underwent surgery on his pitching shoulder early in 2012.