Tigers' Daniel Norris says he's cancer-free

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News
Daniel Norris

Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris sent out this bit of good news via Instagram Thursday: "I just want to thank everyone for the thoughts & prayers. Surgery was successful & I am Cancer Free. #justkeeplivin"

Back on Oct. 19, Norris announced he was undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his thyroid. The Tigers were aware of the condition when they traded for him and were, like Norris, confident it wouldn't keep him from playing.

Norris posted a photo on Instagram that showed his scar from surgery.

He is expected to be ready for spring training.

Norris, 22, was 2-1 in eight starts for the Tigers this past season after being acquired from the Blue Jays at the trade deadline. Combined with the Tigers and Blue Jays he was 3-2 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 60 innings.