Norris (groin) will report to Triple-A Toledo to restart his rehab assignment Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The Tigers are expected to have Norris make three rehab starts with Toledo before being activated from the 10-day disabled list, likely in early September. After tossing 35 and 40 pitches in a recent simulated game and bullpen session, respectively, Norris will up his count to 45 on Wednesday. He'll likely increase his pitch count in the subsequent two starts as he attempts to stake his claim to a rotation spot with the Tigers once he's activated.
Norris (groin) threw two innings of a simulated game Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Norris threw 35 pitches in the simulated game, a step down from the 40 he threw in his most recent bullpen session. However, he appears to be ready to go out on a rehab assignment. Owners should remain hesitant for now though. This trip will be his second comeback attempt from his groin injury after he had to abandon the first one back in mid-July after aggravating the strain. He'll have to make at least three rehab starts before returning to Detroit, putting into question whether or not he will be able to return before September.
Norris (groin) could pitch a simulated game Friday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Norris was able to toss a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and may be ready to take on a simulated game in the coming days. A minor-league rehab assignment will likely follow before he's ready to rejoin the Tigers' big-league rotation.
Norris (groin) said he felt great after throwing a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. This is encouraging news, as Norris continues to work his way back from a groin injury that has kept him sidelined since early July. Tuesday marked his second successful bullpen three days, and he was able to get up and down twice with no issues. The Tigers haven't announced the next step in his recovery, but the 24-year-old appears to be inching closer to a rehab assignment.
Norris (groin) completed a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The session represented Norris' first mound activity since he departed early from his July 23 rehab start with Triple-A Toledo after aggravating the groin injury that has kept him sidelined since shortly before the All-Star break. The left-hander was also able to do some running after the bullpen session and said he experienced no renewed fatigue. Norris is scheduled to throw a more intense bullpen session Tuesday before progressing to facing hitters later in the week.
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