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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
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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

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Angels placed RHP Bud Norris on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

It's been a lingering issue for Norris over the last couple of weeks and he'll now grab some extended rest. Cam Bedrosian worked a scoreless inning Saturday in his first appearance back from the disabled list and figures to reclaim closer duties in Anaheim. Norris has posted an excellent 2.43 ERA and 42/13 K/BB ratio through 33 1/3 innings this season for the Halos, tallying 11 saves.
Jun 20 - 4:34 PM

The Angels will place Bud Norris on the 10-day disabled list.

It's unclear what ailment Norris is dealing with or how long he might be sidelined, but he did have a knee problem a few weeks ago. Cam Bedrosian threw a scoreless inning in his first appearance back from the DL over the weekend and seems likely to return to the closer role for Anaheim.
Jun 20 - 3:50 PM

Bud Norris gave up a go-ahead homer to Aaron Judge in the eighth inning Monday against the Yankees.

It was a tie game, so there was no blown save, and the loss went to Jose Alvarez, who had allowed a double to one of the two batters he faced. It was Norris's first real misstep in a month. He has just one save during June, but that's not his fault.
Jun 13 - 2:00 AM

Bud Norris loaded the bases in the ninth before notching his 11th save Tuesday against the Tigers.

Norris gave up two singles and a walk before striking out Alex Avila to end a 5-3 game. The Angels are about to bring Cam Bedrosian back from the DL, but Norris is likely to remain the closer for now. He can't afford to blow a couple of saves in a row, though.
Jun 6 - 10:56 PM

Bud Norris pitched the ninth inning of Saturday's win over the Marlins.

It was a non-save situation. Norris allowed one run on a solo homer by Marcell Ozuna and also issued a walk but was clean otherwise. This came one night after Norris was removed with a minor knee injury. He should be fine going forward.
May 27 - 11:33 PM

Bud Norris (knee) played catch on Saturday without issue and said afterwards that he feels like he could pitch if needed.

It remains to be seen if manager Mike Scioscia will call upon his closer a day after he was removed due to soreness in his right knee. It does sound as if he'll avoid the disabled list though and should return to action soon.
May 27 - 1:12 PM

Bud Norris is considered day-to-day with soreness in his right knee.

The injury forced the veteran right-hander to leave Friday's game against the Marlins. It doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the disabled list, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him held out through the rest of the weekend as a precautionary measure.
May 26 - 11:56 PM

Bud Norris recorded four outs in a one-run game for his fourth save Monday against the Rays.

Norris struck out three of the six hitters he faced. The Angels had him enter in the eighth tonight even though he had just thrown an inning Sunday. He might be unavailable Tuesday, which could lead to a save chance for David Hernandez.
May 22 - 11:42 PM

Bud Norris got four outs for his eighth save Monday against the White Sox.

Norris came in to retire Jose Abreu with a man on and two outs in the eighth. He put on two men in the ninth with an HBP and a walk, but he was able to strike out Kevan Smith to end it. It was Norris's third save this month. He also has a win, two losses and a blown save in May.
May 16 - 1:26 AM

Bud Norris worked a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's game at Oakland to nail down his sixth save.

Norris was efficient in the tidy six-pitch effort. He has converted six of his seven save chances since moving into the full-time closer role in place of the injured Cam Bedrosian (groin). He remains a solid short-term AL-only fantasy option while handling ninth-inning chores.
May 10 - 3:48 AM

Bud Norris took a loss after entering a tie game in the 10th inning Friday against the Astros.

A single, a steal and another single spelled Norris's doom. Norris also took a blown save in his last appearance Tuesday, though he wasn't exactly lit up that time, either. He'll keep closing for now.
May 6 - 2:50 AM

Bud Norris recorded a four-out save Sunday in the Angels' 5-2 defeat of the Rangers.

Norris struck out four of the five batters he faced between the bottom of the eighth and bottom of the ninth. The former starter is off to an excellent start as a fill-in at closer for the injured Cam Bedrosian, boasting a 2.57 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 14 total innings this season. He has five saves over the last nine days.
Apr 30 - 7:13 PM

Bud Norris pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to close out a 2-1 win over the Athletics.

Norris issued a one-out walk to Yonder Alonso but pitched around any further damage, finishing off the A's without incident. He's now a perfect 4-for-4 in save opportunities since taking over for the injured Cam Bedrosian, and the 32-year-old has a legit 2.84 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. Bedrosian was similarly dominant before hitting the shelf, but Norris may actually be forcing his way into manager Mike Scioscia's plans at closer and is worth an add in mixed leagues to find out.
Apr 28 - 12:48 AM

Bud Norris pitched a perfect ninth against the A's for his third save Wednesday.

Norris got two strikeouts, both looking, in protecting the three-run lead tonight. He's 3-for-3 in saves since Cam Bedrosian went down.
Apr 27 - 2:32 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton