Blue Jays prospect Daniel Norris lives in a van in the offseason

Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris is spending his offseason living in a van, but it has nothing to do with the minor league's fair pay lawsuit.

Norris is spending his winter in the van by choice so that he can travel the country and surf on his way down to the team's spring training facilities in Dunedin, Fla.

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The No. 25 prospect in the minors is not neglecting his offseason workouts in the name of sun and sand though, according to

"Being outdoors and in the outdoor world -- all the activities out there -- the action sports are a workout by themselves," he said. "Obviously, I am getting my [baseball] work in. I am in the gym a lot during the offseason, but I really want to make sure I get out and do something in the mountains or go on a surfing trip as much as I can.'

The Tennessee native says he has always loved the outdoors but was not introduced to surfing until moving to Florida after being drafted by the Blue Jays.


Brendan Maloy

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