Daniel Norris had an eventful end to 2015, first getting traded to Detroit, where he quickly claimed a rotation spot for the suddenly retooling Tigers, and more notably announcing in October that he'd have surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his thyroid -- a procedure he had been putting off all season. Norris has been declared cancer-free, so everything looks good for him heading into 2016, right down to the way he wrapped up 2015, compiling a 3.68 ERA in eight starts. Perhaps more notably, he issued just 1.7 walks per nine innings during that stretch, which had been his bugaboo in the minors. Norris is just a year removed from having the highest strikeout rate in all the minors and ranked high on all the prospect lists last year. He's still unproven, but his potential makes him worthy of a late-round selection.
Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris has reported through Instagram that he hadd successful surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his thyroid. As a result of the surgery, Norris is now cancer-free. He should be good to go for the 2016 season.
Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris will have surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his thyroid in the near future, the Tigers' official site reports. Norris shared the diagnosis and the treatment plan on social media Monday, but he has known that he was going to have the procedure since first receiving the news from doctors in May. Norris fared well after he was sent to Detroit as part of the deal that placed David Price in Toronto, carrying a 27:7 K:BB over 36 2/3 innings (eight starts) with the Tigers. It's expected that Norris will make a full recovery from surgery and be ready for the start of spring training.
Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris allowed six runs, but just two earned on five hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against Texas. He didn't strike out a batter. Norris threw 71 pitches and needed over 50 to get out of the first inning. That first inning also included two infield errors by the Tigers, as Norris's defense forced him to get five outs in the inning. Thanks to the comedic defense, Norris's ERA only rose to 4.09.
Tigers starter Daniel Norris was perfect through five innings Tuesday night in a 2-1 win over the White Sox. He struck out four. He was on a strict pitch count of 60-65, given it was just his second game back from the disabled list. He fired 41 of his 63 pitches for strikes and induced seven ground-ball outs. The Tigers actually carried the no hitter right into the ninth inning, but it ended with one out. Norris has great potential and more outings like this will help ease the sting of David Price's Cy-like season
Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris struck out four and gave up one earned run in 3 2/3 innings against the Twins on Wednesday. He threw 47 pitches. He looked great in his return from the DL -- the one hit he allowed was a solo homer and he walked none. His pitch limit will go up next game, but he may still only have a leash that gets him through the fifth. His fantasy value may not come until he logs another start.