Full name: CHRISTOPHER GREGG NARVESON...Wife, Kelli...Son, Noah...Graduated from T.C. Roberson (NC) High School...Combined to go 22-0 his junior and senior seasons...Earned degree from University of Phoenix in 2010, majoring in business administration and minoring in finance...Enjoys golfing, hunting, and fishing...Supporter of the Jimmy V. Foundation, Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure...Owns two Orange Theory fitness studios in Charlotte.
Spent two different stints with the Miami Marlins (Opening Day-Apr. 20; August 9-18)...Spent remainder of the season in AAA New Orleans...Was on Minor League DL in June with right shoulder dislocation... Lefties hit .218 (26/119) off him at Triple-A, recorded an ERA as a starter of 3.60 (15GS, 80.0IP, 69H, 32ER).
Began season on Minor League DL with left elbow sprain...Had contract selected from New Orleans on 8/5 and made Marlins' debut that night against Mets, tossing 3.2 scoreless innings...In 13 appearances out of bullpen, owned 2-0 record and 3.38 ERA (21.1/8)...On 8/26 vs. Pittsburgh, made first Major League start since 4/15/12.
Appeared in just two games at Major League level, due in part to stint on DL from 4/9-6/20 with sprained middle finger... Only appearances with Brewers were relief outings on April 2 & 6; tossed 1.0 scoreless inning in each...Placed on MiLB DL with a left shoulder nerve injury on 8/27, ending season.
Suffered torn left rotator cuff and was placed on DL on 4/16...Season-ending surgery on rotator cuff and labrum on 5/1 (Dr. William Raasch).
Went 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA in 30 games (28 starts)...Produced 12 quality starts...The Brewers went 16-12 in his starts...Made his only relief outings on 8/31 vs. St. Louis (1ip, 1bb) and 9/14 vs. Colorado (2ip, 2k)...Started the Brewers' home opener on 4/4 vs. Atlanta and received no decision in the 2-1 loss
(6ip, 3h, 3bb, 5k).....left the game with a 1-0 lead...Began the season with 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings, tying Chuck Porter (1984) for
the fifth-longest streak in franchise history by a starting pitcher to begin a season.....was the
longest streak by a lefty starter to begin a season...Tied his career high with 8.0 innings pitched in an 8-0 win on 6/10 vs. St. Louis, allowing just
6 hits (1bb, 6k)...From 7/26-9/3 recorded a career-high 4-game winning streak over 6 games (5 starts) while
posting a 3.49 ERA (28.1ip, 11er)...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 8/10-8/21, retroactive to 8/7, with a left thumb
laceration.....suffered the injury on 8/9 while repairing his glove with a pair of scissors...Appeared in 6 postseason games, going 0-0 with an 11.05 ERA (7.1ip, 9er)...On 10/25 underwent surgery on his left hip (Dr. William Raasch)
Made his first career Opening Day roster and spent his first full season in the Major Leagues
... Went 12-9 with a 4.99 ERA in 37 games (28 starts)
... Ranked third on the staff in wins (12) and strikeouts (137)
... Produced 12 quality starts
... The Brewers went 14-14 in his starts
... Began the year in the bullpen, where he went 1-0 with a 7.20 ERA in 9 appearances (10ip, 8er)
... Went 11-9 with a 4.85 ERA in his 28 starts (157.2ip, 85er)
... Made quality starts in 6 of his final 7 outings while going 3-2 with a 3.05 ERA (44.1ip, 15er)
... Struck out a season-high 9 batters on 5/15 vs. Philadelphia (L), 9/7 vs. St. Louis (W) and 9/30
at New York-NL (W)
... Tossed a career-high 8.0 innings in a 3-0 win on 6/27 vs. Seattle, allowing just 4 hits (1bb, 7k)
... Was the winning pitcher in Trevor Hoffman's 600th save game on 9/7 vs. St. Louis.
Split the season between Triple-A Nashville and
Milwaukee...Had two stints with Milwaukee (6/13-7/7 and 8/21-end)...Went 2-0 with a 3.83 ERA in 21 games (4 starts) with the Brewers...held opponents to a .247 batting average...Went 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA as a starter (18.2 IP, 7 ER) and 1-0 with a 4.13 ERA as a reliever (28.1 IP, 13 ER)...Made his 4 starts with the Brewers from 9/13-9/29...In his first stint with the team (6/13-7/7) went 0-0 with an 8.44 ERA in 9 relief appearances (10.2 IP, 10 ER)...In his second stint with the team (8/21-end) went 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA in 12 games, including 4 starts (36.1 IP, 10 ER)...Earned his first Major League win on 8/22 at Washington in relief (2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K, 1 HBP)...On 9/23 vs. Chicago-NL he earned his first career win as a starter (5.2 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 1 HR)...in that start he became the first Brewers rookie with a 10+ strikeout performance since Steve Woodard had 11 on 7/29/98 at St. Louis...he became the first Brewers left-handed rookie to do it since Angel Miranda had 10 on 8/7/93 at Toronto...Was named Brewers Pitcher of the Month for September/October (9 G, 4 GS, 1-0, 2.73 ERA, 29.2 IP, 32 K).
In his first season in the Brewers organization went 6-13 with a 5.43 ERA in 28 games (22 starts) at Triple-A Nashville...Following the season pitched for Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League.
Went 3-2 with a 5.17 ERA in 12 starts between Triple-A Memphis and Class-A Palm Beach...Missed time due to a left shoulder injury...Following the season pitched for Hermosillo in the Mexican Pacific League...Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/4.
Was invited to Major League spring camp but did not pitch until late May while rehabbing from surgery to repair his left labrum...A September callup, appeared in five games with one starting assignment for the Cardinals...Allowed two runs on two hits while fanning three in 2.0 innings of relief in his Major League debut on 9/8 at Arizona, a 13-1
Cardinals loss...The first batter he faced (Andy Green) struck out looking...Posted a no-decision in his first and only start on 9/22 at HOU, allowing two runs on two hits while walking two and fanning six
in 4.0 innings of work...Departed a 2-2 game that the Cards eventually lost 6-5...Opponents batted just .176 (6-for-34) off him in his Major League action...Started three games at Palm Beach (A) with the first game of his season coming on 5/27, when he started and pitched 4.0
scoreless innings while fanning five vs. Jupiter...Made 15 starts after being assigned to Triple-A Memphis on 6/12...Went 3-1 with a 2.57 ERA in his first four starts at Memphis...Fanned a season-high eight batters on 7/20 vs. Round Rock in 6.0 shutout innings, while allowing two hits and walking four...Did not allow a run in four of six starts from 7/20-8/24 and in five of his final eight starts...Limited right-handed batters to a .222 batting average...Opponents batted .191 with runners in scoring position.
Traded to Boston from Colorado on 3/30 along with catcher Charles Johnson for right-handed pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim...Played most of the season with Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate...Made 20 starts and one relief apperance before being
claimed off waivers by St. Louis on 8/8...His first outing for Pawtucket was in relief on 4/14 at Louisville when he pitched 1.0 inning in a loss. His best month came in
July when he was 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA...Six of his final seven starts for Pawtucket were 6.0 innings or longer...After joining the Memphis team made two starts before landing on the disabled list. His final start lasted just 2.0 innings with
seven earned runs on 8/18 at Oklahoma...Went on the DL 8/19 with a left shoulder strain and remained on the DL the rest of the season.
Spent most of the year with St. Louis' Double A affiliate in Tennessee before joining Colorado's
Double A affiliate in Tulsa as one of the players to be named later in the Larry Walker trade (Aug. 6)...he
made 27 combined starts between the two clubs, going 5-13 with a 4.02 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 147.2
innings...with Tennessee, Chris was 5-10 with a 4.16 ERA in 23 starts and then went 0-3 with a 3.15 ERA
in four starts for Tulsa...he worked at least six innings in 12 of his 23 starting assignments...lost his first six
decisions for the Smokies before notching his first win on June 8 at Carolina...pitched better as the year
went on, compiling a 3-5 record with a 3.30 combined ERA in July and August (62.2 ip, 23 er)...at the time
of the trade, Narveson had struckout 121 batters in 127.2 innings, both of which ranked among the top three
in the Southern League...was acquired by Colorado on Aug. 11 and optioned to Tulsa...lost all three decisions
for the Drillers despite never allowing more than 2 earned runs in any of his four starts.
Continued to move up the Cardinals organization,
beginning the year with Class A-Advanced Palm Beach and
ending it with Class AA Tennessee...was selected to pitch in the
Florida State League All-Star Game after going 7-7 with a 2.86
ERA in 14 starts and one relief appearance at Palm Beach
...struck out 65 batters while walking 19...promoted to Double A
on 6/30, Chris started 10 games at Tennessee and went 4-3
with a 3.00 ERA...finished the year second among Cardinals
minor leaguers with 11 wins and sixth in both innings pitched
(148.1) and strikeouts (99)...his combined ERA of 2.91 ranked
eighth in the Cardinals system...participated in the Futures Game
during All-Star Weekend, playing for the United States team.
Underwent left elbow reconstructive surgury in the offseason and began a rehab assignement in June at Rookie-level Johnson City...threw six games at Johnson City before being reinstated from the DL and making nine starts at Peoria (A).
Split the year between Peiora (A) and Potomac (A)...had a 1.98 ERA in eight starts at Peoria before moving to Potomac where he gathered a 4-3 record (2.57 ERA) in 11 starts...finished second among all Cardinals minor league starting pitchers with a 2.31 ERA for the year.
Drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the June 2000 draft and signed on June 26...was assigned to Johnson City (R) where he started 12 games