The struggle for consistent health and success continues for Daniel Norris. Norris had his rehabilitation start with the Toledo Mud Hens on Sunday cut short after just 32 pitches. Attempting to return from a groin strain that landed him on the 10-day disabled list on July 6, Norris appeared to re-aggravate the injury, and left the game in the care of the training staff.
Norris surrendered a pair of runs in the first inning on Sunday, including a solo home run, and was able to record just two outs before leaving the game. Norris was also rocked in his first rehab start back on July 18, when he lasted through just three innings of work, allowing four runs. He hasn’t pitched for the Tigers since July 5.
Norris compiled a 4.30 FIP and 5.29 ERA for the Tigers across 85 innings in the first half of the season. He’s been plagued by poor command, particularly of his fastball, as evidenced by his 10 percent walk rate. As reported by George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press, Norris appears to have re-aggravated the injury rather than having suffered any further damage. However the Tigers will have to re-evaluate him to determine if another stint on the disabled list is in order.