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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|
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."
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez could fill in for Marcus Stroman in rotation
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez may be the next man up for Toronto in the wake of Marcus Stroman's injury. He, Marco Estrada and Daniel Norris will compete for the rest of spring for the final two spots on the staff, reports MLB.com.
"Our plan for Sanchez was always the same," general manager Alex Anthopoulos insisted Tuesday afternoon. "I think it certainly gives him a better opportunity to start but we still have Estrada being stretched out, still have Norris being stretched out, still have the remainder of camp.
"I think we still continue down that path, but there's no doubt about it, there's another opportunity there with Stroman being down."
Blue Jays' Daniel Norris performs well in first start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris tossed a strong start in his first spring appearance on Thursday.
Norris is competing for the fifth spot in the team's rotation, and got off to a nice start. Norris allowed one hit and one walk over 1 2/3 innings. He struck out two during the outing.
Norris said he was glad to be taking on a strong lineup his first time out, according to the Toronto Sun. "I liked the fact I was facing a good lineup. You have to bring your 'A' game" Norris said. While it wasn't a perfect outing, Norris was pleased with his stuff.
"I struggled a little with it (staying closed) in the first, but was much better in the second inning," said Norris. "Years back in spring training, I can remember my stuff not doing much."
The 21-year-old posted a 5.40 ERA over 6 2/3 innings in the majors last year.
Blue Jays view Daniel Norris as a starter
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) The Blue Jays view pitcher Daniel Norris as a starter, according to Sportsnet.
Norris will be stretched out during the spring, but will compete with both Aaron Sanchez and Marco Estrada for the fifth spot in the team's rotation. If Norris happens to lose out on that spot, it's more likely the team sends him to the minors to continue starting.
General manager Alex Anthopoulos wouldn't rule out Norris starting the year as a reliever, but admitted starting was the bigger priority. "In a perfect scenario if he didn’t make the team as a starter he’d be in the minors being stretched out," Anthopoulos said. "We wouldn’t rule it out if he’s throwing the ball that well and Sanchez or Estrada are throwing the ball that well that he could start in the bullpen as well."
The 21-year-old Norris posted a 5.40 ERA in five games with the club last year.
|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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