After much anticipation, fueled by a mid-season explosion, the Tigers have decided to participate in the trade deadline.
Al Avila sends reliever Daniel Norris to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for RHP Reese Olson (great name).
Olson is a former 13th round draft pick out of North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia.
The 6’1 righty has been a starter in the Brewers farm system for his minor league career, and currently posts a 5-4 record with a 4.30 ERA in 69.00 (nice) innings pitched.
Olson features a mid 90’s fastball with good arm-side run at times. He pairs this with a sharp curveball with 1-7 break, a slider, and a changeup that works well off of his fastball.
This also marks the end of the Daniel Norris era in Detroit. Norris came to the Tigers in the deal that sent David Price to the Blue Jays. At one point, Norris was ranked as the third-best LHP prospect in the MLB, the number one prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays system, and the number 17 overall prospect in baseball.
However, a slew of injuries and a terrifying cancer scare plagued Norris for almost the entirety of his Tigers tenure.
If teams are calling about Norris, they are certainly calling about others. Manager AJ Hinch has previously stated that the asking price will be very steep if they wish to obtain key contributors.
It’s unclear if the Tigers will continue to make any further moves