The Padres recalled Norwood from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.
Norwood will join the big-league bullpen as a replacement for Ryan Weathers, who was optioned to El Paso in a corresponding move so he can continue to make regular starts in the minors. Over his 16 relief appearances at Triple-A, Norwood posted an unremarkable 4.24 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, but a 29:7 K:BB in 17 innings is a better indicator of how well he had been pitching at El Paso.
Norwood was traded from the Cubs to the Padres on Monday in exchange for Dauris Valdez.
Norwood had been designated for assignment by the Cubs on Wednesday, but he'll be on the Padres' 40-man roster, albeit at the team's alternate site. Norwood could fill a role this season but likely won't come close to pitching in high-leverage innings, as he owns a 4.50 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in 22 career innings at the major-league level.
Norwood was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Wednesday.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa earlier in March, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster to make room for catcher Tony Wolters, who signed a one-year deal with the Cubs on Wednesday. Norwood made eight relief appearances this spring and posted a 4.91 ERA and 2.32 WHIP in 7.1 innings.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The 27-year-old made only three big-league appearances last season due to right shoulder inflammation and will begin 2021 in the minors. Norwood gave up three earned runs over 9.1 innings during 2019 and should return to the majors at some point this season.
Norwood (shoulder) is available to pitch in relief during Wednesday's spring game against the Mariners, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Norwood spent the majority of the 2020 campaign on the injured list due to right shoulder inflammation, but he's now apparently healthy and is scheduled to pitch in relief Wednesday. Assuming he's fully healthy by Opening Day, the right-hander could take on a middle-relief role for the Cubs to begin the season.
Norwood (shoulder) was transferred to the 45-day injured list Sunday.
The 26-year-old threw a bullpen session a week after landing on the injured list at the start of August, but he apparently needs more time to recover. Norwood doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but he won't be eligible to be activated until mid-September.
Norwood (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Norwood has already spent the required 10 days on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, so he's eligible to return ahead of Tuesday's game in Cleveland. Whether or not he's expected to do so is not yet clear.
The Cubs placed Norwood on the 10-day injured list Sunday with right shoulder inflammation.
Norwood's placement on the IL is retroactive to Thursday, as he likely picked up the injury a day before that during his appearance in Cincinnati. The Cubs called up Justin Steele to take Norwood's spot on the active roster and in the bullpen.
Norwood will be a part of the Cubs' 60-man player pool this season and will head to Wrigley Field for summer camp.
Norwood is one of 22 pitchers who will train at Wrigley Field. That means that the 26-year-old will have to stand out to earn any type of regular role in Chicago's bullpen. He logged 9.1 innings of relief for the Cubs last season and 57.2 innings for Triple-A Iowa.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Norwood had numerous major-league stints in 2019, though he only ended up making nine appearances. The 26-year-old spent most of the season at Iowa, where he had a 4.21 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 81:31 K:BB over 57.2 innings.
Norwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa prior to Monday's game against the Padres, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Norwood was sent back to the minors at the end of August, but he's been promoted to offer bullpen depth for Chicago. He's appeared in just one game this season for the Cubs, tossing a scoreless frame while striking out one. Adbert Alzolay was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.
Norwood was up for just three days and did not make an appearance. He could be back in September after rosters expand, though he'll have to wait 10 days for his promotion unless another Cub lands on the injured list. Cole Hamels was activated from the paternity list in a corresponding move.
Norwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
The Cubs have elected to add Norwood to the bullpen while Cole Hamels (personal) is away from the team. Norwood has seen limited action in the majors this season, tossing a scoreless inning while fanning one and walking one in his lone outing May 24 against the Reds.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old will return to the minors just one day after being recalled to the major-league club in order to make room in the bullpen for Brandon Kintzler (pectoral), who was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday. In 20 appearances at the Triple-A level, Norwood carries an ERA of 4.71 over 49.2 innings. Albert Almora was also optioned to Triple-A Iowa, while Addison Russell was recalled from Triple-A in corresponding moves.
Norwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Norwood will swap roster spots with Alec Mills, who tossed six innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. The right-hander has spent most of the season with Iowa, posting a 4.71 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 69:27 K:BB in 49.2 innings.
Norwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
The Cubs will summon some fresh arms from Triple-A (Dillon Maples and Tim Collins) to replace Norwood. He logged one inning in this brief big-league stint and will continue to serve as organizational bullpen depth.
Norwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Norwood pitched 11 innings in his debut for the Cubs last season, posting a 4.09 ERA. He owns a 4.95 ERA in 20 innings for Iowa this season, though his 31.3 percent strikeout rate is promising. Rowan Wick was optioned in a corresponding move.
The Cubs optioned Norwood to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Norwood shuttled between Triple-A and the majors last season, making 11 appearances out of the Chicago bullpen and compiling a 4.09 ERA and 1.73 WHIP. Even with the Cubs dealing with injuries to two of their top relievers this spring (Brandon Morrow and Pedro Strop), Norwood was too far down in the relief pecking order to crack the team's Opening Day roster.
Norwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.
Norwood has had a busy week, being called up Wednesday and sent down Thursday before returning Saturday. He'll provide low-leverage bullpen depth for the Cubs down the stretch.
The Cubs optioned Norwood to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.
Norwood's stay with the big club was a brief one after he was brought aboard as the 26th man for the completion of a suspended game Wednesday in addition to that day's normally scheduled contest. The right-hander could be called back up at some point in September, but any work he receives out of the bullpen would likely come in low-leverage scenarios.
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