Nor­ris, Braves open camp, ea­ger to put 2015 be­hind

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also started games for At­lanta last sea­son, are also among the can­di­dates, and Gon­za­lez said re­cent draftees should not rule them­selves out of con­sid­er­a­tion. He de­scribed the com­pe­ti­tion as “wide-open” and does not ex­pect to fi­nal­ize the ro­ta­tion un­til late in the spring, per­haps later.

“Off the top of my head I’m just think­ing two (open­ings), but there may be more,” Gon­za­lez said. “There’s def­i­nitely some com­pe­ti­tion. There’s op­por­tu­ni­ties here, and we’ll see where we go.”

An op­por­tu­nity is what Nor­ris needed af­ter 2015.

“Ba­si­cally I need to get into my rou­tine. My arm was never the prob­lem,” he said. “I need to get back to the guy that I was the other five, six years and take spring train­ing se­ri­ously. I ex­pect to be in the ro­ta­tion; that’s where I want to be to help this team.

“It’s a fresh start,” he added, de­liv­er­ing the clas­sic line at the be­gin­ning of spring train­ing, “some­thing I kind of needed af­ter last year.”

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