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Tigers’ Daniel Norris leaves start with lower leg injury

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Norris gave up a pair of runs on just one hit against the Yankees.

MLB: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Norris left his start against the New York Yankees on Saturday with a left leg injury. The Detroit Tigers announced the injury as “left calf cramping,” which could explain why Norris and head athletic trainer Doug Teter argued for a moment at the mound about Norris’ status before he was pulled from the game.

Norris looked strong for most of his start, his first major league action in over four months. He allowed just one hit in four innings with seven strikeouts and a walk; unfortunately for him, that one hit was a two-run home run from Yankees rookie Gleyber Torres.

Norris had surgery to correct a groin issue on May 3. He logged 15 13 innings for the Tigers prior to getting hurt, but allowed a 5.87 ERA and 5.30 FIP. He has pitched just 223 major league innings for the Tigers since being traded to Detroit in July 2015.