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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher | #28

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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Bud Norris will start the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Rich Hill was expected to start that second game, but was scratched due to a lingering blister. While Norris will take his place in Game 2, manager Dave Roberts said that this will be a "bullpen game," meaning that Norris likely won't be asked to pitch very deep.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:42:00 PM

Bud Norris yielded two runs in five innings Friday against the Cubs.

It was a decent bounce-back outing for Norris, who struggled last week in his first start off the DL and then pitched in relief Monday. He might be a swingman throughout September, depending on how the Dodgers' injured starters fare. If he pitches on four days' rest next time out, he'll be facing the Rockies at Coors, which is a matchup fantasy leaguers should want no part of.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 02:04:00 AM

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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:56:00 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 04:25:00 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).
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 02:10:00 PM

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