DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have acquired RHP Reese Olson from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for LHP Daniel Norris.
Olson, 21, has spent the entire 2021 season with Single A Wisconsin, starting 14 games and posting a 5-4 record with a 4.30 ERA (69.0IP/33ER) and 79 strikeouts. He ranks third among qualified High-A Central pitchers with 10.30 strikeouts per nine innings, while he is tied for third in the league with 79 strikeouts, fourth with a .228 opponent batting average, sixth with 69.0 innings pitched and eighth with a 1.35 WHIP.
Olson has put together some of his best performances of the season in recent games, allowing two runs-or-fewer in four-of-five starts in July, and compiling a 2-0 record with a 3.16 ERA (25.2IP/9ER) and 24 strikeouts.
Originally drafted by the Brewers in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft, Olson has made 45 appearances, including 30 starts, in his Minor League career, posting a 9-13 record with a 4.55 ERA (174.0IP/88ER) and 169 strikeouts.
Norris has made 38 appearances for the Tigers this season, and has a 1-3 record with one save, a 5.89 ERA (36.2IP/24ER) and 40 strikeouts.