Brewers, Narveson Avoid Arbitration

Milwaukee Brewers Photo DayThe Milwaukee Brewers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with LHP Chris Narveson, avoiding arbitration.

Narveson, 31, is coming off a season mostly loss due to injury. He made only two starts, leaving the second after only 4.0 innings pitched after giving up five runs.

He is eligible for arbitration for the first time and after a year like he had, there wasn’t exactly a whole lot of leverage on his side so a deal was probably worked out fairly easily.

Even if healthy, Narveson is not guaranteed a spot in the rotation in 2013 for Milwaukee (though I have him solidly projected there) because of an influx of youthful options including Wily Peralta, Tyler Thornburg, Mark Rogers, and last year’s standout Mike Fiers.

Financial terms of the one-year pact were not immediately announced.

***UPDATE: Narveson’s deal is valued at $840,000 for the one season.***

The Brewers have four players remaining who are eligible for arbitration.

They are:

  • John Axford (1st time, Super 2 so three more remain)
  • Burke Badenhop (3rd time, was a Super 2 so one more remains)
  • Marco Estrada (1st time, two remain)
  • Carlos Gomez (4th/final time, was a Super 2)

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