Norris makes 1st return to Tigers since cancer surgery

May 11, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) Pitcher Daniel Norris has returned to the Detroit Tigers for the first time since surgery to remove a cancerous growth from his thyroid.

The 23-year-old Norris underwent the procedure in October after making 13 starts in his second season in the majors.

The left-hander was recalled by the Tigers Wednesday after beginning his season with Triple-A Toledo and going 0-3 with a 9.98 ERA.

Outfielder Tyler Collins was optioned to Triple-A.


Detroit is scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in the rubber game of a three-game set.