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Narveson, Estrada nearing return to Crew

Narveson, Estrada nearing return to Crew

Narveson, Estrada nearing return to Crew

CINCINNNATI -- Left-hander Chris Narveson's fourth rehabilitation start for Triple-A Nashville on Friday was expected to be his last, and right-hander Marco Estrada was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment of his own early next week, giving the Brewers a number of options for their starting rotation in the coming days.

As of Friday afternoon, nothing was set beyond Alfredo Figaro's start on Tuesday in Houston. That game is the first of six in six days, necessitating a full, five-man pitching rotation. The question was who to slot in, and where to slot them.


"Whether it's Narvy, whether we decide [Tom] Gorzelanny is that guy again, but we're going to need somebody in there," manager Ron Roenicke said.

Narveson has been sidelined since early April with a sprained middle finger.

Estrada has been on the disabled list since June 5 with a strained left hamstring. He was scheduled for a long bullpen session this weekend, followed by an assignment to an affiliate that could be as short as one start.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.