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Brewers hurler -- and former Cardinals farmhand Narveson -- out for season

Brewers hurler -- and former Cardinals farmhand -- Chris Narveson is going to miss the rest of the season thanks to a shoulder injury.

According to, Narveson has a torn rotator cuff.

The lefty is 26-18 in the major leagues with a 4.67 ERA. He made his debut with the Cardinals in 2006 and pitched in five games that season including one start.

Narveson was drafted by the Cardinals in 2000. He was traded to the Rockies in 2004 as the centerpiece of a deal for slugging outfielder Larry Walker. Colorado traded Narveson to the Red Sox then Boston released him in 2005. The Birds signed him as a free agent but released him in 2007 and two months later he signed with Milwaukee.

After an apparent epiphany in 2009, Narveson made the Brewers roster and appeared in 25 games -- mostly in relief -- with the big league club. He made 28 starts in 2010 and 2011.

Although it is strategically to the Cardinals' benefit to have Narveson out of the picture -- especially since he was particularly tough on his old team -- I hate to see a guy who perservered have such a setback.

Get well, lefty.