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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Bud Norris was far from sharp in his return from the disabled list on Friday against the Reds, giving up six runs in 3 2/3 innings.
Norris has been out all month with a mid-back strain. The veteran right-hander gave up seven hits (including a three-run homer to Joey Votto) and walked four. He was at 94 pitches before being pulled in the fourth inning. Norris has generally been up and down since being acquired from the Braves at the end of June. He’ll try to bounce back next week in an important matchup against the Giants. Aug 19 - 11:56 PM

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

Norris will rejoin the rotation on Friday against the Reds. He missed a couple weeks of action with a back injury but threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball during a rehab start to gain clearance to return to the majors.
Aug 19 - 4:25 PM

Bud Norris (back) will start on Thursday against the Phillies.

Norris allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start Saturday, clearing the way for his return to the Dodgers' rotation. He's filling in for Brandon McCarthy (hip).
Aug 14 - 2:10 PM

Bud Norris (back) allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

The Dodgers initially said they didn't think Norris would need a rehab assignment, but apparently they changed their mind. With Brandon McCarthy (hip) going down, Norris should rejoin the Dodgers' rotation later this week.
Aug 14 - 11:17 AM

Bud Norris (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

The hope is that he will be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible on August 16, skipping a minor league rehab assignment. Norris suffered a lat strain on a pickoff throw to first base during his start July 31 against the Diamondbacks.
Aug 10 - 3:10 PM

Bud Norris (back) is not expected to require a minor league rehab assignment.

Norris landed on the disabled list with a mid-back strain after leaving a start back on July 31. He should be ready to return when he's first eligible next week.
Aug 8 - 7:32 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1, with a mid-back strain.

The Dodgers had hoped he would be able to recover a bit quicker and avoid a trip to the disabled list, but that wasn't to be. He's eligible to return from the disabled list in mid-August. Ross Stripling will start in his place on Saturday.
Aug 6 - 2:25 PM

Bud Norris will be placed on the disabled list on Saturday due to his mid-back strain.

The club waited as long as possible in the hopes that he would avoid a trip to the DL, but Norris simply hasn't improved as quickly as they had hoped. Ross Stripling will be recalled from Triple-A to start on Saturday.
Aug 5 - 7:22 PM

Bud Norris was diagnosed with a mild mid-back strain after undergoing an MRI.

Norris suffered the injury in Sunday's blowout win over the Diamondbacks. The right-hander was acquired in late June to give the Dodgers some depth with Clayton Kershaw (back) sidelined but now he might be joining him on the disabled list. So far Norris has pitched to a 4.34 ERA in seven outings (six starts) for the Dodgers.
Aug 4 - 7:13 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that he expects Bud Norris (back) to make his next scheduled start.

Norris was forced to exit Sunday's start after facing just two batters due to tightness in his back. The veteran right-hander indicated afterwards that he has been through this issue before, and as long as he makes it through his midweek bullpen session without issue, he'll make his next start.
Jul 31 - 8:50 PM

Bud Norris left Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks in the first inning due to muscle tightness in his back.

It's unclear how long the ailment may keep him on the shelf, though it doesn't sound too serious. The Dodgers remain very active in trade talks and are looking to acquire at least one pitcher to improve their starting rotation.
Jul 31 - 5:29 PM

Bud Norris was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Norris was visited by the team trainer after grabbing his back, then threw a couple of practice pitches but remained in the game, albeit briefly. The trainer came back out after his next offering and lifted the veteran right-hander. With less than 24 hours until the trade deadline, this could certainly change how the Dodgers play things over the next day or so.
Jul 31 - 4:30 PM

Bud Norris turned in a gem in Tuesday's win over the Rays, hurling 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Norris struck out six and walked two on the evening. He allowed a double to Evan Longoria and a single to Steve Pearce. And that was it. Pearce's single with one out in the seventh inning would cause manager Dave Roberts to make the call to the bullpen. The crisp outing is made all the more remarkable for the fact that Norris threw 23 pitches out of the pen in the 15th and 16th innings against the Cardinals on Friday. His last three starts prior to Tuesday saw him allow 14 runs on 21 hits in 15 innings. The outing before that stretch? Six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Norris' inconsistency equals out to a 4.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 92/35 K/BB ratio over 99 innings between the Braves and Dodgers. He will try to keep things together in a home start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 27 - 1:09 AM

Two days after starting, Bud Norris took a loss in relief after giving up a homer in the 16th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

Norris pitched a scoreless 15th, but he gave up the homer with one out in the 16th. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday, though he should have sufficient time to recover.
Jul 23 - 1:36 AM

Bud Norris struck out eight batters in five innings but gave up six runs in the process, taking a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Three of the seven hits he gave up sailed over the wall. He falls to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 91 1/3 innings. Norris had a good stretch of starts in May and June but has since reverted to his usual mediocre self.
Jul 20 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Shawn Zarraga
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bud Norris
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Jesse Chavez
8Louis Coleman
9Adam Liberatore
10Grant Dayton
11Alex Wood
12Josh Ravin
13Chin-Hui Tsao