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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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Bud Norris picked up the win over the Red Sox on Sunday, hurling 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball while scattering seven hits.
Norris scooped up the win in the contest, moving to 1-3 on the year. It would have been quite the story had he lost, as the Orioles provided a whopping 18 runs of support in their hammering of Wade Miley and the Boston bullpen. With the luxury of a 7-0 lead after just three innings, Norris was able to coast. He struck out two and walked three, keeping the Red Sox off the scoreboard until the seventh inning, when Pablo Sandoval touched him up for a three-run homer. The pitcher needed this kind of start for job security reasons, as he had allowed 20 runs in just 10 1/3 innings and entered Sunday with a 17.42 ERA. He will have to continue to pitch well, but this was definitely a step in the right direction. He'll attempt to replicate Sunday's results when the Orioles play the Rays next weekend. Apr 26 - 4:57 PM

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Bud Norris was creamed by the high-octane Blue Jays offense, surrendering nine runs in 2 1/3 innings in a loss on Tuesday.

Two of Norris' first three starts have been absolute disasters, as his April 10 start -- also against the Jays -- saw him give up eight runs in three innings. He allowed six hits in total and walked three while striking out only two. Norris won 15 games last year with a 3.65 ERA, but he'll have job security issues if his struggles continue. He'll look to rebound at home against the Red Sox in his next start.
Apr 21 - 10:11 PM

Bud Norris pitched five innings and allowed three runs Wednesday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

He fanned seven. It's a big improvement over the eight-run outing versus the Blue Jays on Friday, but that's not saying much. Fortunately, Norris still has last year's 15-win season to fall back on, guaranteeing that he'll get at least a couple of more starts before his rotation spot comes into question.
Apr 15 - 10:37 PM

Bud Norris was rocked for eight runs over just three innings in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He served up seven hits -- four doubles -- while walking one and striking out just one, needing 66 pitches to cover three-plus frames. It's a continuation of Norris' poor spring, as he held a 9.26 ERA during Grapefruit League play. Fantasy owners would probably be wise keeping him on the bench for now. He gets the Yankees at home next week.
Apr 10 - 6:11 PM

Bud Norris surrendered three runs over four innings Friday against the Rays.

Norris lowered his spring ERA to 8.62, so that's something. After striking out one and walking two today, he's sporting a 10/11 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings. He's certainly pitched the worst of the Orioles' rotation options, but since he's coming off a 15-win season, it's hard to imagine the team sending him to the pen. He'll probably get the month of April to work through his troubles.
Mar 27 - 3:57 PM

Bud Norris fell to 0-3 this spring after giving up three runs in four innings versus the Twins.

Norris has an 11.74 ERA through his three starts. He's allowed 13 hits, including four homers, and five walks in 7 2/3 innings. Norris claims that there are no physical issues involved in his struggles, so it's not yet panic time. He didn't get much help from the wind in this one, though the first of the two homers he allowed was going out regardless.
Mar 17 - 6:09 PM

Bud Norris indicated Friday that his back flared up after his first Grapefruit League start.

It's not expected to be a major issue, but O's manager Buck Showalter said that he'll look into it just to be safe. Norris has been hit exceptionally hard through his first two outings, sporting an unsightly 17.18 ERA.
Source: MASN Sports
Mar 14 - 9:07 AM

Bud Norris gave up three runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings Thursday versus the Cardinals.

Norris has got hit hard in both of his starts, leaving him with a 17.18 ERA to date. Still, his rotation spot is perfectly safe after he won 15 games last year. It'll take a couple of more poor outings before there will be any reason for concern here.
Mar 12 - 4:15 PM

Making his spring debut, Bud Norris was roughed up for four runs in an inning by a Red Sox split-squad.

Norris was facing a lineup that didn't include one likely regular, though it should be said that the Red Sox 'B' lineup isn't half bad. One bad day is nothing to be alarmed about. However, he's now given up just one less earned run than he did in five spring training starts last year.
Mar 7 - 4:09 PM

Bud Norris indicated Saturday that he and the Orioles have yet to discuss a long-term contract extension.

"I haven’t heard anything of that. I love it here...I don’t see a reason why I’d want to leave, but that’s out of my control" he stated when asked about his desire to remain with the O's after this season. The 29-year-old is coming off his finest season yet, where he compiled a 3.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/52 K/BB ratio while winning 15 games.
Jan 31 - 1:43 PM

Orioles and RHP Bud Norris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million contract.

Norris asked for $10.25 million and was offered $7.5 million from the O's when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. He settled slightly below the midpoint of those filings. The one-year deal, which covers Norris' final season of arbitration, also carries a $25,000 bonus for reaching 180 innings, a $50,000 bonus for reaching 200 innings, and $50,000 for a Gold Glove Award or All-Star nod.
Jan 26 - 3:58 PM

Bud Norris requested $10.25 million and was offered $7.5 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged.

Now that's a massive gap. Norris was projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to make $8.7 million in his final year of arbitration eligibility. The two sides have some significant ground to make up here.
Jan 16 - 5:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles "may consider" trading Bud Norris.

MLBTradeRumors.com projects Norris to earn $8.7 million in arbitration, and the O's may feel that money is better spent elsewhere. It's not an unreasonable amount, however, with Norris coming off a nice 2014 season that saw him post a 3.65 ERA and 139/52 K/BB ratio over 165 1/3 frames. He's slated to hit free agency after the 2015 campaign.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Bud Norris couldn't get out of the fifth inning of Saturday's ALCS Game 2, giving up nine hits and four runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Royals.

The game started ominously for Norris, and Royals leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar lined out sharply to Norris for a hard out. He wasn't so lucky with the next three hitters, as a Nori Aoki single, Lorenzo Cain double and Eric Hosmer two-run single gave the Royals an early lead. Norris allowed a run in both the third and fourth innings, including one on a Mike Moustakas solo homer, before exiting in the fifth. He didn't factor in the decision, but with the Royals sporting a 2-0 series lead his team will have to do some work to get Norris another start in this series.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Friday that Bud Norris will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday.

Showalter had been undecided between Norris and Wei-Yin Chen, who will now start Game 3 once the series heads back to Kansas City. Norris was outstanding in his last outing, hurling 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Tigers as the O's clinched the ALDS.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:48:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman