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Bud Norris | Relief Pitcher | #20

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Bud Norris pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to close out a 2-1 win over the Athletics.
Norris issued a one-out walk to Yonder Alonso but pitched around any further damage, finishing off the A's without incident. He's now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities since taking over for the injured Cam Bedrosian, and the 32-year-old has a legit 2.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. Bedrosian was similarly dominant before hitting the shelf, but Norris may actually be forcing his way into manager Mike Scioscia's plans at closer and is worth an add in mixed leagues to find out. Apr 28 - 12:48 AM

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Bud Norris pitched a perfect ninth against the A's for his third save Wednesday.

Norris got two strikeouts, both looking, in protecting the three-run lead tonight. He's 3-for-3 in saves since Cam Bedrosian went down.
Apr 27 - 2:32 AM

Bud Norris recorded his second save Monday in the Angels' 2-1 win over the Jays.

Norris gave up a single and a walk to start the inning, but he was able to strike out Chris Coghlan and induce a double-play ball from Devon Travis to end the game. Expect him to keep getting save chances until Cam Bedrosian returns.
Apr 25 - 1:45 AM

Bud Norris allowed a single in a scoreless ninth inning for his first save of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Norris needed just six pitches in the tidy effort, throwing five for strikes, filling in rather admirably for the injured Cam Bedrosian (groin). If Norris continues to serve in the closer's role with Bedrosian on the shelf he would have some nice short-term fantasy appeal in AL-only play.
Apr 23 - 2:51 AM

Angels purchased the contract of RHP Bud Norris from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Norris earned a roster spot by posting a 2.70 ERA and 18/4 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings this spring. He'll work in long relief for now but offers the Angels some rotation depth, as well.
Apr 2 - 8:27 AM

Bud Norris and seven Angels' relievers combined to no-hit the Mariners in Cactus League play on Friday.

Norris worked two perfect innings to start the game, striking out two in the process. He was followed by Jose Alvarez, Cam Bedrosian, Andrew Bailey, Austin Adams, Drew Gagnon, Justin Anderson and Abel De Los Santos who each worked no-hit innings. Norris now owns a 3.48 ERA on the spring and could conceivably crack the Opening Day roster.
Mar 24 - 10:48 PM

Bud Norris tossed two scoreless innings Sunday in the Angels' Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Norris retired all six batters he faced between the sixth and seventh innings, three via groundout and the other three via strikeout. Norris lost the fingernail on his right middle finger earlier this month while throwing a slider in a Cactus League appearance, but he appears to be discomfort-free now. The right-hander is trying to lock up a spot in the Angels' bullpen.
Mar 19 - 7:38 PM

Bud Norris (fingernail) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The fingernail on Norris' right middle finger partially ripped when he threw a slider during an appearance Friday, forcing him from the game. It's apparently healed quickly, though, and looks like a minor setback.
Mar 5 - 1:01 PM

Bud Norris had to leave an appearance Friday against the Brewers due to a blister.

He should be alright after a few days to heal. Norris is in camp with the Angels as a non-roster invitee.
Mar 3 - 5:17 PM

Bud Norris went 1 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in his first Cactus League start against the A's.

He was pulled from the game after Josh Phegley reached on a throwing error by shortstop Nolan Fontana in the bottom of the second inning. Norris walked one but struck out two. The veteran right-hander is competing for a spot in Anaheim's Opening Day rotation this spring, and he's off to a pretty good start.
Feb 26 - 4:11 PM

Angels signed RHP Bud Norris to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Norris posted an ugly 5.10 ERA, 1.46 WHIP, and 102/49 K/BB ratio in 113 innings (19 starts, 16 relief appearances) last season between the Braves and Dodgers. And the veteran right-hander had an even uglier 6.72 ERA in 2015 with the Orioles and Padres. He is expected to compete for an Opening Day rotation spot this spring in Angels camp.
Jan 30 - 1:44 PM

Dodgers released RHP Bud Norris.

Norris was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 31-year-old right-hander pitched to a rough 5.10 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 102/49 K/BB ratio across 113 innings between the Braves and Dodgers this season.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 05:56:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Bud Norris for assignment.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Alex Wood, who was activated off the 60-day disabled list Tuesday and will work out of the Dodgers' bullpen down the stretch. Norris had a 5.10 ERA through 19 starts and 16 relief appearances this season with Los Angeles.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Bud Norris will start on the road Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Norris last pitched September 9 in relief of Clayton Kershaw, yielding two earned runs on a walk and a hit while recording only two outs. The right-hander has an ugly 5.05 ERA in 19 starts and 15 relief appearances this year.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Bud Norris gave up six runs -- five earned -- in three innings Wednesday against the Rockies.

Norris was able to recover from a five-run first and would have pitched more than three innings, but he was due up with two men on in the fourth and the Dodgers had little choice but to hit for him and try to put some runs on the board (they didn't, but it all worked out in the end). Norris, who was filling in for Rich Hill tonight, will likely spend most of September in the bullpen if the Dodgers have any sort of luck with their injured starters.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4J.C. Ramirez
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Bud Norris
8Yusmeiro Petit
9Deolis Guerra
10David Hernandez
11Mike Morin
12Brooks Pounders