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Norris to make rehab start at Toledo Monday

Chris McCosky
The Detroit News
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Detroit – Daniel Norris, barring any unforeseen setback, will make a rehab start at Triple-A Toledo on Monday.

Norris, on the disabled list with a right oblique strain, threw off flat ground again Saturday without any discomfort. If all goes well on Monday, he could be reinserted into the Tigers’ rotation.

The Tigers other injured starting pitcher, Jordan Zimmermann (neck strain), also threw off flat ground Saturday without discomfort.

“The plan right now is for Norris to pitch Monday (in Toledo),” manager Brad Ausmus said. “Zimmermann isn't that far behind. He still has to throw a couple of bullpens. He will probably need to make a couple of rehab starts but we don't have his schedule down.”

Zimmermann threw from beyond 120 feet Saturday and will throw a full bullpen session Monday.

“Everything feels good, and I feel really, really strong,” he said. “I’ve been doing some different strengthening stuff for my hips, just trying to stay on top of everything. Hopefully it stays like this, and I’m ready to go shortly.

“It was a good day yesterday, better day today.”

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