And now we get some word on the decision to shut Norris down.
Dave Clark, saying it's "precautionary":
“It’s the smart thing to do to shut him down, because we believe this kid is going to be a big part of our future. He understands that we’re not looking at the next six days. We’re looking toward the next six years.”
“They’ve got my health as their first interest, and it’s good to know that they’re really worried about it and taking my health into consideration. We’re not in a race right now. I’m glad to have gotten off on a good foot with my last start."
Wait. The Race to Beat the Reds doesn't count? Continue:
"I want to work hard in the off season and come back better next season to throw more innings.
I'm guessing Norris comes back as SP3 next year, slotted in ahead of Moehler. Or not.