The Brewers will be without pitcher Chris Narveson for a bit. He is trying to recover from a sprained finger, but the recovery process will take some time. The Brewers chose to place him on the disabled list yesterday.
According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the club will look at position player options to replace Narveson on the 25-man roster.
#Brewers will call up a position player tomorrow to replace Chris Narveson (15-day DL, sprained left middle finger).
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 8, 2013
Narveson has had a string of bad luck in the injury department. He underwent season-ending surgery on his shoulder last year which prevented him from becoming a lock for the rotation. Narveson did not make the starting rotation out of spring, but he did make the big league roster. Narveson has been pitching in relief so far this season, but now with his finger injury, he will be forced back to rehab and uncertainty.
Narveson has appeared in two games this season. He has a total of two innings-pitched and has allowed just one hit. The Brewers have some options when Narveson returns. They can continue to use him in long relief, short relief, or put him into the rotation if anyone struggles. However, they will first have to get by without him for at least 15 days.
Narveson has a career 26-18 record. He has started 63 of the 97 games in which he's appeared. Over the course of six seasons, Narveson has a 4.65 ERA.