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Norton More Than Holding His Own

Norton is striking out more than one per inning

TAMPA, FL – Tim Norton is coming off of his second shoulder surgery and is throwing the ball well for the High-A Tampa Yankees. He has thrown 15.2 innings and allowed just two earned runs on fourteen hits. The 6-foot-5 righty has surrendered only four walks and has struck out 17. Florida State League batters have struggled mightily against him, batting a dismal .226 through nine appearances.

Tim Norton missed the entire 2008 season and appeared in 23 games, tossing 36 innings in 2009, before being shut down again. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 draft as a starter, however, the shoulder surgeries have forced him to work out of the bullpen. "It's tough to maintain that whole starter throwing routine as a guy coming off major shoulder surgery," Norton explained. "I...

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