Norris scratched from start because of stiff back

Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris

JUPITER, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers scratched former Science Hill player Daniel Norris from his scheduled start against Miami on Saturday because of a stiff lower back.

The start would have been the third of the spring for Norris and his fourth overall appearance.

The 22-year-old lefty came to Detroit from Toronto as part of the deal that sent David Price to the Blue Jays. He’s 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA for the Tigers in spring play.

Norris is expected to start Tuesday against Toronto. He trying to be a member of the Detroit rotation to open the season.

Blaine Hardy drew the emergency start. He allowed one hit, struck out one and hit a batter in his lone inning of work, getting through the first inning with 14 pitches.

Marlins starter Adam Conley struck out all six batters he faced Saturday before the game was rained out. A strong thunderstorm blew through Roger Dean Stadium, prompting umpires to call it in the second inning.