Milwaukee Brewers lefty Chris Narveson will undergo surgery to repair a tear
to the rotator cuff on his throwing shoulder and will need six to nine months to recover.
Narveson said he’s been told the prognosis for a full recovery is good.
It’s the third major surgery Narveson will have had on his throwing arm.
He had Tommy John surgery in 2001 and in 2005, Narveson underwent a procedure to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Both surgeries occurred while he was a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
Narveson finished this season with a 1-1 record and a 7.00 ERA.
Marco Estrada will continue filling the 5th spot in the Brewers rotation. Estrada is scheduled to start Friday in St. Louis although an off day on Thursday could see the Brewers skip Estrada’s spot in the rotation and use Yovani Gallardo in Friday night’s series opener.