Norris said he injured himself in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s game. He first felt discomfort on a curveball to Dexter Fowler and the pain worsened after another curveball to the next batter, Kyle Schwarber.
“I didn’t feel it until letting the ball go and then I kind of put my head down and the front side, I felt it,” he added. “It’s pretty frustrating. I wanted to stay in the game and go deeper in the game for my team. I would have been out there if I could have but you have to be smart about these things.”
Later Thursday, the Tigers acquired lefthander Randy Wolf from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. Wolf, who will turn 39 on Saturday, has not pitched for the Blue Jays this season. In 23 starts for Triple A Buffalo, he is 9–2 with a 2.58 ERA.
- Dan Gartland