Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris says he’s cancer-free after surgery

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Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris revealed this month that he was diagnosed with a malignant growth in his thyroid earlier this year and would require surgery. Fortunately, we have an encouraging update to pass along.

Check out what Norris posted on Instagram this afternoon:

Fantastic news. And it’s a beautiful and raw photograph, with Norris pulling back a bandage to reveal his scar after surgery.

Norris was a highly-regarded prospect with the Blue Jays before being traded to the Tigers in July as part of the David Price deal. The 22-year-old posted a 3.68 ERA over eight starts down the stretch, showing his potential as a rotation staple. The baseball part obviously comes secondary to his health, but the expectation is that he’ll be ready to go for spring training.