Finally, some good news for Tigers left hander Daniel Norris. Norris is now cancer free. Exactly ten days after first announcing his early season thyroid cancer diagnosis, Norris is now officially cancer free following a successful offseason surgery.
Norris shared the news on an Instagram post this afternoon in which he thanked everyone for their prayers and support. Norris also initially announced his cancer diagnosis using Instagram following the conclusion of the regular season.
Norris was originally diagnosed with the cancer while still playing with the Blue Jays earlier in the season. At the time Norris was told by his doctor that he would still be able to complete the season with no threat of the cancer progressing and getting any worse. At the time of his trade to the Tigers at the trade deadline, the Tigers front office was aware of his diagnosis and his impending offseason surgery and treatment.
Norris finished his first big league season with a 3-2 record and a 3.75 ERA in thirteen games started. Norris is expected to be a top of the rotation starter for the Tigers in the future, and the 22 year old can only go up from here. After the setback that was his cancer diagnosis, Norris is on the road to recovery and looks to continue to develop into the top pitcher he is expected to be.