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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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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. Sep 28 - 5:56 PM

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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.
Sep 20 - 4:22 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.
Sep 14 - 2:14 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.
Sep 1 - 12:14 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.
Aug 31 - 6:42 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.
Aug 27 - 2:04 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.
Aug 19 - 11:56 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.
Aug 19 - 4:25 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).
Aug 14 - 2:10 PM

Bud Norris (back) allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in a rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

The Dodgers initially said they didn't think Norris would need a rehab assignment, but apparently they changed their mind. With Brandon McCarthy (hip) going down, Norris should rejoin the Dodgers' rotation later this week.
Aug 14 - 11:17 AM

Bud Norris (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

The hope is that he will be ready to return from the 15-day disabled list when first eligible on August 16, skipping a minor league rehab assignment. Norris suffered a lat strain on a pickoff throw to first base during his start July 31 against the Diamondbacks.
Aug 10 - 3:10 PM

Bud Norris (back) is not expected to require a minor league rehab assignment.

Norris landed on the disabled list with a mid-back strain after leaving a start back on July 31. He should be ready to return when he's first eligible next week.
Aug 8 - 7:32 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 1, with a mid-back strain.

The Dodgers had hoped he would be able to recover a bit quicker and avoid a trip to the disabled list, but that wasn't to be. He's eligible to return from the disabled list in mid-August. Ross Stripling will start in his place on Saturday.
Aug 6 - 2:25 PM

Bud Norris will be placed on the disabled list on Saturday due to his mid-back strain.

The club waited as long as possible in the hopes that he would avoid a trip to the DL, but Norris simply hasn't improved as quickly as they had hoped. Ross Stripling will be recalled from Triple-A to start on Saturday.
Aug 5 - 7:22 PM

Bud Norris was diagnosed with a mild mid-back strain after undergoing an MRI.

Norris suffered the injury in Sunday's blowout win over the Diamondbacks. The right-hander was acquired in late June to give the Dodgers some depth with Clayton Kershaw (back) sidelined but now he might be joining him on the disabled list. So far Norris has pitched to a 4.34 ERA in seven outings (six starts) for the Dodgers.
Aug 4 - 7:13 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Enrique Hernandez
2Charlie Culberson
3Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Trayce Thompson
3Andre Ethier
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Darin Ruf
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Scott Kazmir
5Julio Urias
6Brandon McCarthy
7Jose De Leon
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Pedro Baez
2Grant Dayton
3Josh Fields
4Alex Wood
5Josh Ravin
6Adam Liberatore
7Luis Avilan
8Chris Hatcher
9Vidal Nuno
10Yimi Garcia
11Louis Coleman
12Brock Stewart
13Carlos Frias
14Patrick Schuster