Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 2/29/12
Last season, Chris Narveson was one of the most pleasant surprises on the Milwaukee Brewers' roster.Installed as the fifth starter, behind aces Yovani Gallardo, Zack Greinke, Shaun Marcum and fellow lefty Randy Wolf, little was expected of the then-29-year-old.Quickly, though, Narveson established himself as a bona fide link in one of the National League's best starting rotations. He opened the season with 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings and finished the year 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA in 30 appearances (28 starts).Barring injury or another unforeseen setback, Narveson figures to be in the rotation again when the 2012 season opens April 6 at Miller Park. Being assured a spot in the starting five doesn't mean the fourth-year pro is taking it easy this spring."You wanna be ready," Narveson said. "You don't wanna sacrifice preparation just because of knowing certain things. You always look at it in terms of you're trying to be prepared. You have to always push yourself harder. And I think...
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