The Guardians selected veteran left-hander Daniel Norris onto the major league roster before tonight’s contest with the Twins. He takes the vacated active and 40-man roster spots after yesterday’s designation of Noah Syndergaard.
Norris has been on and off the Cleveland roster three times. The Guardians had outrighted him a couple weeks ago, but he quickly returned on a minor league pact. Over his trio of stints, he’s logged 10 2/3 innings of seven-run ball. Norris has walked 11 with 10 strikeouts in that limited MLB look. He has started 12 of 18 outings at Triple-A Columbus, posting a 5.60 ERA. He’s striking out just under 20% of opponents against a lofty 10.8% walk rate at the top minor league level.
The 30-year-old offers a multi-inning relief option for skipper Terry Francona and already entered tonight’s ballgame after Xzavion Curry was knocked out by the third inning. Even if he sticks on the MLB roster through season’s end, he’ll be a free agent next winter.