Brewers place Chris Narveson on DL

Updated: August 10, 2011, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Chris Narveson has been placed on the 15-day disabled, a day after cutting the thumb on his pitching hand with scissors while working on his glove.

Manager Ron Roenicke said Narveson, who is 8-6 with a 4.49 ERA, apparently raked the thumb across the screw that held the scissors together.

Roenicke said Zack Greinke, who had been scheduled to start Saturday on five days' rest against the Pirates, could be moved up to take Narveson's spot on Friday against Pittsburgh. Marco Estrada and Frankie De La Cruz, who is at Triple-A Nashville, could take Narveson's spot in the rotation.

Estrada has appeared in 32 games with four starts and was 2-7 with a 4.80 ERA. De La Cruz was 7-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 25 games, all but two of them starts, in the minors.


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