Cleveland Guardians Place Former Top Prospect On Waivers

Left-handed pitcher Daniel Norris has found himself designated for assignment by the Cleveland Guardians, just four days after being selected to the roster.

The decision was made in favor of pitching prospect Gavin Williams, who was set to make his MLB debut against the Oakland Athletics.

Norris, once considered a promising starter, has faced challenges in recent years, battling injuries and underperformance that led to his shift to the bullpen.

Norris did manage a brief two-inning, scoreless appearance during his short stay with the team. However, his lackluster performance in Triple-A, where he struggled with a 6.93 ERA over 37.2 innings, ultimately cost him his roster spot.

With a 5.58 ERA since the start of the 2021 season, Norris now faces the possibility of being traded, claimed off waivers, or becoming a free agent if he clears waivers.

The Guardians' decision reflects their focus on nurturing young talent like Gavin Williams, while Norris's future remains uncertain as he awaits his fate in the MLB. Photo Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports