Norris (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win Monday against the White Sox. He allowed one hit and struck out two. After Michael Fulmer opened the game with three scoreless innings, Norris followed as the primary pitcher and continued to keep Chicago off the board. The lefty was recently bumped from the rotation in favor of Tyler Alexander, and he figures to remain in a tandem with Fulmer for the time being. However, Norris could pitch his way back into the rotation if he performs well in his new role.
Norris is slated to work as the primary pitcher following opener Michael Fulmer in Monday's game against the White Sox, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Norris was recently bumped from the rotation in favor of Tyler Alexander, and now the former will have to settle for this piggyback arrangement with Fulmer. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he'd like to get about three innings out of each pitcher Monday. Norris had a delayed start to his season due to coronavirus testing protocols and he's made just one appearance so far, allowing two earned runs in 1.2 innings of work last Sunday against the Reds.
Norris will pitch out of the bullpen going forward, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Norris' start to the season was delayed due to COVID-19, and he looked poor in his lone appearance, giving up two runs while allowing six baserunners and recording just five outs in a start against the Reds on Sunday. He's expected to be used in a piggyback role with Michael Fulmer for now, with Tyler Alexander taking his spot in the rotation.
Norris was activated off the injured list ahead of his start in Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds. The Tigers had already confirmed the 27-year-old as the starter for Game 2, but it's now official after the roster move. Norris missed most of summer camp due to COVID-19 protocols but is reportedly stretched out to about 70 pitches, so he could cover at least four or five innings during the seven-inning contest.
Norris will start Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds. Norris missed nearly all of camp due to COVID-19 protocols but has been building up his workload at the Tigers' alternate training site. The southpaw was expected to need one more session ahead of joining the major-league club, but he'll be in line to start in Sunday's seven-inning contest. If all goes well, Norris should reclaim his spot in the rotation going forward.