The Detroit Tigers traded a longtime face of their bullpen on Friday afternoon as they sent Daniel Norris to the Milwaukee Brewers. In return, the Tigers will acquire minor league pitcher Reese Olson.
Hearing RHP Reese Olson heading back to Tigers in Daniel Norris trade
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Norris, a Tiger since 2015, has struggled this year with a 5.89 ERA, though he has also induced 40 strikeouts through 36.2 innings pitched. That number is up from last year, when he struck out 28 batters. Norris, who is playing on a one-year, $3.475 million deal, will be a free agent this coming winter.
Olson is currently pitching in High-A. He has amassed a 4.30 ERA with 79 strikeouts through 69 innings pitched. Olson was not ranked among MLB Pipeline’s list of the top 30 prospects in Milwaukee’s system.
For the Brewers, they receive a bullpen piece in Norris who will look to take advantage of a new start. Meanwhile, the Tigers get a young prospect for Norris, who had struggled and seemed to be in his final year with Detroit.
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