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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||8.00||12.00||0.00||4.50||1.41||167.00||78.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore|| 1.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||1||0|
|vs LHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 8.10||0||2||4|
|vs RHB|| 3.1||0||0|| 2.70||0||3||0|
|12/26/2014||Steven Souza, RF TB|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|Daniel Norris, SP TOR|
David Dahl, CF COL
Tyler Glasnow, SP PIT
Austin Hedges, C SD
|12/22/2014||Melky Cabrera, LF CHW|
Wily Peralta, SP MIL
Phil Hughes, SP MIN
|Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Daniel Norris, SP TOR
Jason Hammel, SP CHC
|12/22/2014||Daniel Norris, SP TOR||Steve Pearce, 1B BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
Hutchison, Dickey, Norris will headline Blue Jays rotation
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/1/15) The Blue Jays finalized their rotation order to start the season, according to MLB.com. John Gibbons will roll with Drew Hutchison on Opening Day against the Yankees on Monday, followed by R.A. Dickey on Wednesday and Daniel Norris on Thursday. Mark Buehrle and Aaron Sanchez will take the mound Friday and Saturday at Baltimore, respectively.
Blue Jays SP prospect Daniel Norris earns spot in rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced Tuesday starting pitcher Daniel Norris will be part of the team's Opening Day rotation.
The left-handed hurler is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA through six spring starts. He also has 29 strikeouts to five walks in 24 2/3 innings.
The 2011 second-round pick is considered the 18th-best prospect by Baseball America. MLB.com has him ranked 17th-best overall.
Norris went 12-2 with a 2.53 ERA in 26 outings (25 starts) between Class A, Double-A and Triple-A in 2014. He has a 4.02 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over three minor-league seasons.
Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris posts eight strikeouts Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris recorded eight strikeouts over six innings of work Monday against the Astros. Norris allowed four runs on five hits in the outing.
"I'm actually glad that happened tonight, just being able to bounce back and make the adjustment in-game," Norris said to MLB.com. "It was a good finish. It was one of those nights where 90 percent of the mistakes I made got hit. That's baseball, I guess."
Norris has posted a 3.28 ERA in 24 2/3 innings of work with a team-leading 29 strikeouts in spring training.
Blue Jays LHP Mark Buehrle said he'll make first start April 10
|(3/29/15) Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle said he will make his first start of the season April 10 in Baltimore, reports MLB.com.|
The Blue Jays have not yet officially announced their rotation but it is expected they'll go in the order of: Drew Hutchison, R.A. Dickey, Daniel Norris, Buehrle and Aaron Sanchez.
"Doesn't matter to me," Buehrle said when asked if he had a preference. "I'm going to get 33 starts in by the end of the year, so it doesn't matter."
The left hander has started three games this spring, posing a 2.45 ERA in 9 2/3 innings.
Blue Jays' Daniel Norris strikes out seven in six innings Wednesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Blue Jays starting pitcher Daniel Norris strengthened his case for a spot in the team's rotation with another strong outing during Thursday's 5-2 win against the Orioles. Norris (2-0) allowed one run on three hits and no walks, while striking out seven in six innings.
Norris lowered his spring ERA to 2.41 in five starts. He has 21 strikeouts in 18 2/3 innings.
The left-hander debuted a new changeup Wednesday, per MLB.com. He has been working with pitching coach Pete Walker on a new twist to an pitch that has been in his repertoire.
"My whole career, I've thrown a cut change and it's played really well," Norris said. "But we sat down and talked this week and they were like, 'There's nothing wrong with it. It's just that you've got to have something that kind of goes the other way.'
"So we kind of messed around with something. They said, 'It's up to you if you want to try it.' I was like, 'Yeah. If it's going to make me better, I'll do it, sure.' And it worked today."
Norris said he will continue to throw both changeups, but the new version will be used more against right-handed batters. Norris struck out Adam Jones twice Wednesday with his new changeup.
"You really don't want that one cutting into those righties," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of using a different changeup. "That can be dangerous. If you get it to fade away like it did today, that's huge."
|2014 summary: Daniel Norris went from intriguing pitching prospect to one of the best in baseball with a sensational minor-league season in which he went 12-2 with a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 26 appearances, including 25 starts. Granted, half of those appearances came at high Class A, where he began the year, but his strikeout rate rose at every level, settling at 15.1 per nine in five appearances for Triple-A Buffalo. He got his first taste of the majors in September, making four relief appearances and one abbreviated start.|
Playing time status: Though just 21 and with limited experience in the upper levels of the minors, Norris will compete for a rotation spot this spring. Of course, he'll have to prove healthy after offseason surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, and if he gives the Blue Jays any reason for doubt, they'll send him down for more seasoning.
2015 outlook: Norris' time is coming, though, and the Marcus Stroman injury only helps his chances. Like most young lefties, he does have some mild control issues, but the extent of his stuff and the ease with which it's translated from one level to the next could make him an instant success. He may not get drafted in standard mixed leagues just because his timetable is unclear, but he's a good bet to be owned across the board by season's end.
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