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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
Contract: view contract details

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After coming in with the game tied, Bud Norris worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Norris easily could have taken the loss tonight after hitting Robinson Chirinos and allowing two hits, but Mike Trout made a great throw home to get Chirinos (whose slide was as bad as the throw was great) and end the inning. Deserved or not, Norris is very much back in the mix for saves in Anaheim. Aug 24 - 1:57 AM

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Bud Norris netted his 19th save of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.

The closer carousel continues in Anaheim. Norris, Kenyan Middleton, Yusmeiro Petit, and Cam Bedrosian have all earned saves this month, and Blake Parker is also believed to be in the ninth-inning mix. Norris, who had been struggling mightily, has now made two straight scoreless appearances.
Aug 20 - 5:25 PM

Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels will "take a step back" with Bud Norris after he gave up three runs to take a blown save in the eighth inning Thursday.

The Angels won last night -- Norris even got the win -- but his performance was the low light from the team and he's now given up 13 runs in his last seven outings, twice taking blown saves. His absence from the saves mix figures to be good news for Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker, both of whom are worth owning in mixed leagues.
Aug 11 - 11:20 AM

Bud Norris picked up his 17th save of the season via a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

The Angels plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead, after which Norris came in to slam the door shut. He did it without drama, striking out one and needing just 15 pitches (11 strikes) to finish off a clean ninth. Overall, Norris is the owner of a 3.80 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 53/21 K/BB ratio in 45 appearances covering 42 2/3 innings. He is 17-for-19 in save opportunities.
Aug 4 - 2:10 AM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Angels are marketing Bud Norris and David Hernandez and are expected to move them by Monday's trade deadline.

The timing isn't the best in regard to Norris, who has struggled of late. Still, he's had a surprisingly strong season on the whole, putting up a 3.89 ERA over 44 appearances. Hernandez owns a 2.23 ERA over 38 appearances with the Angels.
Jul 31 - 12:34 PM

Bud Norris yielded a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday versus Toronto.

Anaheim carried a 10-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Brooks Pounders gave three runs back and Norris handled the rest of the work in the ugly late collapse. He surrendered singles to Ezequiel Carrera and Russell Martin, a walk to Kendrys Morales, and the decisive four-run shot to Steve Pearce. Norris, a potential trade candidate, has now allowed eight earned runs over his last three appearances while watching his season ERA jump all the way to 3.89.
Jul 30 - 5:10 PM

According to's Mark Feinsand, the Angels have received calls on Bud Norris, David Hernandez and Yusmeiro Petit and are "open to moving any and all of them" before Monday's trade deadline.

It's the first mention of Norris, though Hernandez had previously been linked to the Red Sox by SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. The Angels are a long shot for the playoffs and may be better served pressing the reset button by trading away veterans. Norris has been a pleasant surprise this year, converting 15-of-17 save chances while impressing with an 11/38 K/9. The 32-year-old is headed for free agency after the year, so he'd only be a rental.
Jul 29 - 6:34 PM

Bud Norris allowed one run on three hits in the ninth inning but still managed to pick up the save in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Norris was working with a 4-2 advantage to start the top of the ninth, but he quickly put that in jeopardy, allowing three consecutive singles with one out to allow the Rays to pull to within 4-3. He would then walk Brad Miller to load the bases before finally getting out of the mess by inducing a sharp double play off the bat of Tim Beckham. With this appearance in the books, Norris is now 14-for-16 in save opportunities and sports a 2.41 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 49/15 K/BB ratio across 38 1/3 frames.
Jul 16 - 6:58 PM

Bud Norris earned his 13th save of the season Sunday in the Angels' defeat of the Rangers.

Norris recorded a strikeout in a perfect ninth inning to close out a 3-0 victory for Anaheim. He's sporting a terrific 2.23 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 47/14 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings this season out of the Angels' bullpen.
Jul 9 - 6:25 PM

Bud Norris struck out two in a clean ninth inning to record his 12th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

Norris entered to start the ninth with the Angels holding a 2-1 advantage. He kept the score right there, striking out two of the three batters he faced while needing 16 pitches to finish up the inning. This was his first save since being activated from the disabled list on July 1. He missed the minimum 10 days due to a minor knee injury. The closer is pitching to a 2.29 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 46/14 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. He is 12-of-14 in save chances this season.
Jul 5 - 11:23 PM

Angels activated RHP Bud Norris from the 10-day disabled list.

Norris missed the minimum 10 days while recovering from a minor knee injury. Look for him to immediately regain his role as the Angels' closer. He needs to be owned and started in all formats.
Jul 1 - 8:09 PM

Bud Norris (knee) is set to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Norris is expected to return to his closer's role upon his return with Cam Bedrosian moving back to the eighth inning. Norris owns a 2.43 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 42/13 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings on the season.
Jun 30 - 7:28 PM

Bud Norris (knee) allowed one hit in a scoreless inning of work Thursday in a rehab outing for High-A Inland Empire.

He struck out three while touching 95 mph on his fastball. Norris was placed on the DL with right knee inflammation last week but it looks like he's all the way back. The right-hander is expected to return Saturday against Seattle and should immediately resume his role as the team's closer.
Jun 29 - 11:10 PM

Bud Norris (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Thursday.

Norris might only need one game on the assignment before he is ready to be activated from the disabled list. He has been out with right knee inflammation since June 20. Prior to landing on the disabled list, he had been pitching to a 2.43 ERA with a 42/13 K/BB ratio and 11 saves in 33 1/3 frames.
Jun 28 - 6:51 PM

Bud Norris (knee) is expected to resume a throwing program in the next couple days.

Norris was placed on the disabled list earlier this week with a right knee issue that has bothered him for nearly a month. The hope is that he'll be ready for activation from the DL when first eligible on June 29, and he seems likely to get his closer job back at that time.
Jun 23 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Eduardo Paredes
8Jose Alvarez
9Huston Street
10Andrew Bailey