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Detroit Tigers Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Norris said he was dealing with "dead arm" after allowing nine runs on 13 hits over three innings in Monday's spring game against Atlanta, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports.
Impact: Norris was sending mixed messages after the game, as he said that he had no physical problems but also that his arm "feels like it weighs a million pounds." He also stated that he has had this problem in the spring in the past and that he doesn't believe it will carry into the regular season. We'll keep an eye on his status as Opening Day approaches, because the combination of dead arm and a disastrous start this close to the regular season is worthy of at least some concern.
News: Kubitza was released by the Tigers on Monday, Evan Woodbury of MLive.com reports.
Impact: After being named the Tigers' minor league pitcher of the year in 2014, Kubitza has struggled to find that same form again, posting a combined 4.86 ERA across 63.0 innings between High-A and Double-A last season. He'll look to catch on with another minor-league affiliate.
News: Pelfrey said he is prepared for any role the Tigers give him, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Impact: "Start, relieve. You want me to pinch run? I'll do that, too. I don't care," Pelfrey said. "I just want to play. I want to be on the team. I want to pitch. Whatever they tell me, I'll do it." This is a good move on Pelfrey's part, as it appears Matt Boyd or Anibal Sanchez will win the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Pelfrey is guaranteed $8 million in the final season of his two-year contract, but even a roster spot isn't a sure thing at this point, as the loser of the rotation battle between Boyd and Sanchez could snag a bullpen spot as a long reliever.