Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson will have surgery on the torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and miss the rest of the season, he said Tuesday.
''I'll be ready for next year,'' he said before the team's game with the Houston Astros. ''It's six to nine months.''
He made the decision to have surgery after receiving a second opinion from specialist Lewis Yocum, who confirmed the diagnosis of the team physician.
Narveson's last start was April 15 at Atlanta, and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list five days later, retroactive to April 16.
''You know it's going to be strong, and as long as it heals right and it doesn't re-tear during the rehab process you should be good,'' Narveson said. ''(Yocum) was very optimistic.''
Narveson has been the team's fifth starter the past two seasons and was 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA in two games this year. In 2011, he finished 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA in 28 starts and is 26-18 with a 4.67 ERA in five Major League seasons.