Daniel Norris has a non-displaced fracture in his vertebrae

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The exam of Tigers starter Daniel Norris has gone down and the news is not fantastic: he was diagnosed with non-displaced fractures in his spinous process, which is part of the vertebrae.

Which, manager Brad Ausmus said, sounds worse than it is. For now Norris won’t pick up a ball for another five days and will start the year on the disabled list. As discussed before, Matt Boyd, Buck Farmer and Shane Green are now in competition for Norris’ fifth spot in the rotation.