The Detroit Tigers and Milwaukee Brewers have made a deadline deal!
Norris was acquired by the Tigers from Toronto in a 2015 deal for David Price. Norris has struggled with injuries for most of his career. Now healthy, he hasn’t been all that effective out of the pen this year. In 38 games in 2021, Norris has a 5.89 ERA and has been worth negative WAR on the season (that’s bad, FYI).
In return, the Tigers receive a throw at a dart board in the form of Reese Olson.
Olson was drafted out of high school in 2018 and
now is was starting for Milwaukee’s High A club. Olson is averaging 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings this year. According to FanGraphs, he was the Brewers 6th or 7th best prospect (depending on who you ask), and has a future grade of 45.
Overall, Olson may not be a world beater, but he has a shot to be an effective bullpen arm down the line. he possesses a fastball that sits in the 93-97 MPH range.
The Brewers get another lefty for their pen, and the Tigers get a potential future bullpen piece for a player that was likely gone after this year.
A fairly even win-win minor trade near the deadline.