Originally written on Brewers Bar  |  Last updated 4/20/12
The Brewers suffered a significant blow to their pitching staff today with the loss of Chris Narveson for what may be the rest of the year. Narveson went on the 15 day DL today with a torn rotator cuff, and, barring a second opinion, is likely headed for surgery.  For parts of the last three seasons, Narveson has been the Brewers' fifth starter, a spot many teams struggle to get decent production out of. However, the left-hander has been surprisingly valuable, especially for a player that was acquired for essentially nothing as a minor-league free agent. Since 2010, his first full season in the majors, Narveson has thrown 338.1 innings. Over that time, he has allowed runs at a rate around 83% of the league average. That doesn't seem like much, but it's very good for a back-end starter, and was a lot better than the various alternatives the Brewers would have had: According to Fangraphs, Narveson was worth 1.5 WAR in 2010 and 1.7 WAR in 2011. The Brewers are still going to miss Nar...
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