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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 22 - 9:21 PM

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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.
Jul 4 - 2:47 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.
Jun 29 - 10:35 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.
Jun 24 - 10:11 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.
Jun 18 - 3:40 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.
Jun 13 - 10:55 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.
Jun 7 - 4:46 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.
Jun 7 - 10:43 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.
Jun 5 - 3:38 PM

Bud Norris (bronchitis) threw four shutout innings in a rehab start Wednesday at Triple-A Norfolk.

Norris struggled mightily in his first two rehab outings, but he looked pretty sharp in his third and could rejoin the Orioles' starting rotation next week. The 30-year-old right-hander had a 9.88 ERA and 1.87 WHIP in 27 1/3 innings (six starts) before landing on the disabled list May 11 with a bad case of bronchitis.
Jun 4 - 1:37 PM

Bud Norris will make another rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Norfolk.

After going 0-2 with a 15.26 ERA in his first two rehab outings, the Orioles decided Norris would need at least one more start before coming off the disabled list. He battled bronchitis earlier this month but that's well behind him. Mike Wright will likely lose his spot in the rotation when Norris returns to the big leagues.
May 30 - 7:11 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Bud Norris (bronchitis) will be used as a starter when he returns from the disabled list.

Norris has already made a pair of rehab starts and could be back in the big leagues by next week. Showalter said he will not entertain the possibility of a six-man rotation. None of this is good news for Mike Wright, who struggled last time out against the White Sox (5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER).
May 30 - 4:30 PM

The Orioles haven't decided whether Bud Norris (bronchitis) will make another rehab start.

Norris allowed four runs in five innings on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie, but manager Buck Showalter said the righty pitched really well the first three frames. Mike Wright wasn't as good Thursday as he was his first two times out, which could potentially open the door for Norris rejoining the rotation next week.
May 29 - 8:49 AM

Bud Norris (illness) will make another rehab start with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.

He had been scheduled for just one rehab outing, but plans changed after Norris was drilled for nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday. As well as Mike Wright has pitched, Norris might not have a rotation spot waiting for him when he returns.
May 24 - 8:53 AM

Bud Norris (illness) was absolutely destroyed in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, allowing nine runs on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander threw just 47 of his 72 pitches for strikes on the day. While he is eligible to return from the disabled list on May 26, the Orioles may choose to extend his rehab assignment after this debacle combined with his early-season struggles.
Source: MASN Sports
May 23 - 11:29 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Parmelee
2Steve Pearce
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
3Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2David Lough
RF1Chris Davis
DH1Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Chris Tillman
3Ubaldo Jimenez
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Brad Brach
6Bud Norris
7Jason Garcia
8Chaz Roe