Tigers recall Norris, option Collins

After a season-opening DL stint and a stint in the minors, Daniel Norris is back in the big leagues, though not in the way anyone would’ve imagined going into the season. The Tigers recalled the promising young left-hander from Triple-A Toledo, but he’s expected to serve as an extra arm in the bullpen rather than join the rotation.

Norris was a strong candidate for the fifth spot in Detroit’s rotation out of camp before he injured his back. After an up-and-down rehab assignment, the Tigers optioned him to Toledo full-time to work on his stuff.

The 23-year-old Norris is 0-3 with a 9.98 ERA in four starts for the Mud Hens, allowing 17 earned runs on 23 hits over 15 1/3 innings with 10 walks and 19 strikeouts. He gave up seven earned runs on eight hits over 2 1/3 innings in his most recent start last Friday, allowing four walks against five strikeouts.

To open space on the 25-man roster, the Tigers optioned outfielder Tyler Collins back to Toledo after an uneventful two-day stint in the Majors. Detroit recalled Collins on Monday to restore the bench to full strength for Interleague Play, but he didn’t play in either of the first two games against the Nationals. Andrew Romine got a late-inning assignment in center field on Monday over Collins, who has not appeared in a game since his ill-fated game against Oakland at Comerica Park on April 25.

6 Comments

I thought someone said here that Boyd was doing well in Toledo, not Norris.

YEA……

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Am I reading this right Norris is Pitching like that playing for the Mud Hens? So they call him back to the Majors?Makes no sense to me.As for Collins I mean the kid made a mistake we all do let it go has nothing to do with how he plays on the field.If you want to send someone South send the terrible Brad Ausmus Please.

No room for Collins. He showed his lack of respect to fans much like Nathan did.I like the Norris move . He showed great stuff last year and needs this to get back in the game. Common Bats. These minor moves don’t mean a damn thing until we can connect three hits in a row together. The guys who are getting paid big bucks need to hit. Hats the way this team has been built.

With a move like this, tells me the Tigers hierachy above the clueless manager are also clueless.
Boyd is pitching really good, Norris has no command and will get eaten alive pitching in the majors.

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