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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher | #26

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Braves signed RHP Bud Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Norris was designated for assignment by the Orioles in early August and finished out the 2015 campaign in a Padres uniform. Between the two clubs, the 30-year-old right-hander held a bloated 6.72 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 83 innings. He appeared in 38 games overall, with 11 starts in that mix. Norris has had serviceable seasons in the past, but there's no real fantasy upside here. Wed, Nov 25, 2015 04:27:00 PM

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Bud Norris, pitching with an adductor strain, struck out the only batter he faced Thursday against the Nationals.

It's surprising the Padres didn't just put Norris on the DL, considering that he hasn't looked very good at all since joining the team a couple of weeks ago. Still, he wants to pitch through the injury.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Padres interim manager Pat Murphy revealed Wednesday that Bud Norris has been pitching through "a bit of an adductor strain."

Norris will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, so it sounds like he could be unavailable for a while. The righty holds a 7.71 ERA over his first seven appearances with the Padres.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Padres signed RHP Bud Norris to a one-year contract.

Norris was cut loose by the Orioles over the weekend after posting an ugly 7.06 ERA this season. He's a solid add for the Padres at the veteran minimum, though. The club plans to use him in relief for now, although it's possible he could eventually get a chance to start.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Orioles released RHP Bud Norris.

After failing to find a trade partner, the Orioles will now be on the hook for the remaining $2.85 million of Norris' contract. The 30-year-old had a productive 2014 campaign (15-8, 3.65 ERA) but hasn't been able to get anything going this season (2-9, 7.06 ERA). Norris should catch on elsewhere, though a return to fantasy relevance is far from a guarantee.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Orioles designated RHP Bud Norris for assignment.

Norris lost his rotation spot earlier this month and holds a 7.06 ERA on the season. The Orioles should be able to find a trade partner for him, although they'll surely have to eat some of his $8.8 million salary.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:44:00 PM

A source tells FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Orioles are trying to trade Bud Norris.

The Orioles likely won't get much in return for the 30-year-old, an impending free agent with a 6.82 ERA. Norris isn't even starting these days, as he was moved to the bullpen at the beginning of the month. The club would do well just to shed the remaining roughly $4 million it owes him for the rest of this season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 09:21:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter officially announced Saturday that Bud Norris has been moved to the bullpen.

Kevin Gausman will remain in the Orioles rotation, and will make his next start on Tuesday against the Twins in Minneapolis. Norris has no one but himself to blame for the move, as he has registered a 6.79 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 39/19 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 02:47:00 PM

Bud Norris served up four home runs, leading to five runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday against the Rangers.

Norris hasn't pitched well all year, but home runs were never the problem. They were on Monday, allowing the Rangers to go yard once in four consecutive innings between the second and fifth innings, leading to all five runs. Norris allowed nine hits and a walk overall while striking out four. Norris owns a 6.79 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP and a 39/19 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. One has to wonder how much longer the first-place Orioles will tolerate him in the rotation. He's on track to face the White Sox in Chicago next.
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 10:35:00 PM

Bud Norris allowed five runs, all of them unearned, over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to Boston.

Two errors, one of them committed by Norris, fueled Boston's five-run rally in the sixth inning. It was shaping up as Norris' best outing of the year until then. Even afterwards, it still did wonders for his ERA, which dropped from 7.57 to 6.70.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Bud Norris pitched well during Thursday's loss to the Phillies, throwing six innings of two-run ball.

Both runs against him scored on a two-run homer by Ryan Howard in the sixth inning, shortly before Norris' day was done. The 30-year-old right-hander struck out two and walked two while scattering five hits. This was his third start back from the DL. He had been on the shelf since May 18 with a bout of bronchitis. While only a mother could love his current 7.57 ERA and 1.64 WHIP, Norris has never posted an earned run mark of higher than 4.92 in his career and we expect the numbers to move toward the mean here--it's just going to take some time. He'll face the Red Sox at Fenway as he continues to try to normalize that ghastly ERA.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Bud Norris surrendered four runs and eight hits Saturday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Norris got off to a rough start, allowing three hits and two runs in the first inning. He settled down after that, posting goose eggs until the sixth when Alex Rodriguez took him deep. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 4.22 ERA in two starts since coming off the disabled list.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 10:55:00 PM

Bud Norris held the Indians to one run in five innings of work in his return from the disabled list, helping the Orioles win on Sunday.

The lone run scored in the fourth inning on a Brandon Moss double. Norris scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. He hasn't pitched since May 10 due to a bout with bronchitis. He was in the midst of an ugly start to the 2015 season. Sunday's outing reduces his ERA to 8.63 with a 1.76 WHIP and a 25/15 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. Norris will face the division-rival Yankees at home in a weekend start next.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 04:46:00 PM

Orioles activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.

Norris missed time with bronchitis but is ready to rejoin the rotation on Sunday against the Indians. He'll be pitching on three days' rest, but he threw just four innings in a rehab start Wednesday, so pitch count shouldn't be a major issue. An obvious issue, of course, has been the righty's 9.88 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings this season.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Bud Norris (bronchitis) will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Sunday versus the Indians.

Norris made a rehab start on Wednesday, but he went just four innings so the O's are apparently comfortable bringing him back on short rest. He's taking Mike Wright's spot in the rotation. Norris holds an ugly 9.88 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings this season.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 03:38:00 PM

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