The Milwaukee Brewers have made their second trade before this year’s deadline, this time for an additional left-handed bullpen arm from the Detroit Tigers.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2021
The 28-year old comes to Milwaukee with a 1-3 record and ERA of 5.89. He has appeared in 38 games and has one save over three opportunities. Norris comes to the Brewers with a higher ERA, but so did Trevor Richards and Hunter Strickland. Both pitchers were great once with the Brewers, even though Richards went to the Toronto Blue Jays for Rowdy Tellez.
Over his last seven games, Norris is 1-0 with a 1.35ERA and eight strike outs.
So far this year, Norris has surrendered 15 walks, has six holds, 40 strike outs and a whip of 1.45. He is also very effective against left handed hitters. One would assume he will be used in relief with heavy left-handed line-ups due to the three batter rule for pitchers.
Daniel Norris has been very effective vs. LH hitters — .200 BA, .555 OPS. Not so great vs. RH hitters — .333 BA, .932 OPS. Has five hitless outings since all-star break and 3.24 ERA over last 10 games.
— Tom (@Haudricourt) July 30, 2021
Norris has held LHBs this season to a .555 OPS https://t.co/bkNlMic0qG
— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) July 30, 2021
The Tennessee native has been with Detroit for the past six-and-a-half years. Before then, he spent a season and a half with the Toronto Blue Jays and originally a starting pitcher. He went to Detroit as part of the David Price trade back in 2015.
Norris’s story should already make him a favorite to fans:
Yes, just in case you were wondering, new #Brewers reliever Daniel Norris still lives in a trailer during the off-season, and spent the All-Star break surfing.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2021
Besides his humble livings, Norris is also a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in October 2015, and had a successful surgery and recovery. Norris is currently on a one-year, $3.45MM deal and will be a free agent after this season.
Milwaukee appears to be sending back right-handed pitcher Reese Olson back to the Tigers. He is currently with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in High-A.
Hearing RHP Reese Olson heading back to Tigers in Daniel Norris trade
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 30, 2021