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Chris Narveson | Relief Pitcher | #49

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL

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Indians signed LHP Chris Narveson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Narveson, 35, appeared in six games with the Marlins last season and put up a 3.41 ERA over 15 starts and five relief appearances in Triple-A. He'll provide some veteran depth in camp. Tue, Feb 14, 2017 09:52:00 AM

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Chris Narveson has elected free agency.

Narveson was designated for assignment by the Marlins in mid-August and passed through waivers unclaimed. He'll probably have to settle for a minor league contract on the open market this winter after posting an 8.64 ERA across 8 1/3 innings with Miami in 2016.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:53:00 AM

Marlins designated LHP Chris Narveson for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Xavier Scruggs. Narveson posted an 8.64 ERA over six relief appearances.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Chris Narveson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Narveson had a brief stint with the Marlins back in April and has posted a 3.48 ERA and 60/26 K/BB ratio over 82 2/3 innings in Triple-A this year. The veteran lefty will provide some bullpen depth.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 03:26:00 PM

Marlins sent RHP Chris Narveson outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Narveson had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, but passed through waivers unclaimed and will report to Triple-A. He's nothing more than bullpen insurance at this point.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016 09:01:00 PM

Marlins designated LHP Chris Narveson for assignment.

Narveson had allowed eight runs in 8 1/3 innings this season out of the Marlins' bullpen. The left-hander owns a 4.71 ERA in 435 1/3 career major league frames.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 09:51:00 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Chris Narveson from Triple-A New Orleans.

The veteran left-hander wasn't terribly impressive in spring training but still received a spot on the Opening Day roster. He figures to be used in long relief.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Chris Narveson threw three scoreless innings for the win as the Marlins beat the Mets 1-0 on Tuesday.

Narveson is aiming for a spot on the Marlins as a middle reliever after amassing a 4.45 ERA in two starts and 13 relief appearances for the club last year. He has a 4.38 ERA and a 7/4 K/BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings this spring.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Chris Narveson tossed three scoreless frames Saturday in a win against the Red Sox.

He scattered four hits and one walk. The Brewers used Narveson as a starter early in his career but almost all of his appearances for the Marlins last season came out of the pen. That should be the case again in 2016.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Marlins re-signed LHP Chris Narveson.

Narveson, 34, held a 4.45 ERA over 15 appearances -- two starts -- with the Marlins last season. The veteran left-hander will give the Marlins some depth.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Marlins sent LHP Chris Narveson outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

He's now off the 40-man roster. Narveson held a 4.45 ERA across 30 1/3 frames for the Marlins this season.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:14:00 PM

Chris Narveson allowed two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings as the Marlins fell to the Mets on Sunday.

Narveson was pitching in relief for the Fish after leaving his previous start (on August 31) with a blister on his left middle finger. The veteran southpaw holds a rough 5.73 ERA in 22 innings this season at the major league level. He might not get another start the rest of the way.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Chris Narveson left Monday's start versus the Braves due to a blister on his left middle finger.

It's too bad, as Narveson was pitching well with 5 1/3 scoreless frames. He'll be re-evaluated later this week before it's determined whether he can make his next start.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Chris Narveson was hit hard in a losing effort against the Pirates on Wednesday, serving up seven runs across 3 2/3 innings.

The Pirates exploded for seven runs in the second inning, capped off by Andrew McCutchen's three-run home run which made it 7-1. Narveson, overall, allowed eight hits and three walks while striking out three. It was his first start since April 15, 2012. The Marlins haven't announced if he'll get another start, but if he does, he's on track to face the Braves in Atlanta.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Chris Narveson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Narveson has posted a 5.19 ERA over 26 innings with New Orleans this season. He'll be used in long relief.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 01:33:00 PM

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