Cheap Seats

Suppan sent to the bullpen

Former Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan has lost his spot in the Milwaukee rotation to another former Cardinals hurler, the Brewers announced Sunday.

Suppan (0-1, 8.58) started the season on the disabled list while the Brewers tried to figure out what to do with the pitcher who they signed away from St. Louis following the 2006 World Series for $42 million. According to the team, he had a neck problem that caused the inactivation. He'll be replaced by lefty Chris Narveson.

Since he's come back, Suppan only started two games. According to the Associated Press, he gave up six runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings Friday night and was booed off the field by the crowd at Miller Park when he was lifted from the game.

"They have their reasons and they have their thoughts and I respect that," Suppan told the AP. "They make the decisions, so like I said, I'll go down to the bullpen and work on what I need to work on."

Suppan has 16 career relief appearances, according to, the last of which happened in 2003 when he played for Boston.