Brewers send Suppan to bullpen; Narveson will make first start Wednesday
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers right-hander Jeff Suppan has been removed from the rotation in the fourth and final year of his $42.5 million contract in favor of Chris Narveson.
Suppan opened the year on the disabled list with neck pain. He went 0-1 with an 8.68 ERA in two appearances as the fifth starter, including being booed off the field after giving up six runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings in Friday night's 8-1 loss to Chicago.
Suppan says his results haven't been there, but he feels like he's making good pitches.
Brewers manager Ken Macha said he told Suppan that the move wasn't permanent, but that the team will give Narveson several turns in the rotation.
Suppan last pitched in relief on Aug. 26, 2003, with Boston and has only made 16 relief appearances in his career.
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