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Bud Norris | Relief Pitcher | #20

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins are among the teams with interest in Bud Norris.
Heyman also cites the White Sox, Mariners, and Tigers as possible suitors. Norris had a terrible April but has pitched well since then, boasting a 2.43 ERA with 35 strikeouts over his last 40 2/3 innings. Atlanta moved the 31-year-old right-hander from the bullpen to the rotation three weeks ago. Jun 23 - 10:01 AM

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Bud Norris pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out six on the evening while issuing two walks. He has actually been fairly effective in his four starts since rejoining the rotation, providing much-needed stability for the Braves. He still isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues for Sunday's matchup against the Mets.
Jun 22 - 12:41 AM

Bud Norris struck out seven batters in five innings and only gave up three hits, but allowed three runs in a no-decision as the Braves beat the Reds 9-8 in 13 innings on Wednesday night.

The seven strikeouts were a season high for Norris. He started the season in the rotation but was demoted to the bullpen after five poor starts. This was his third start since being reinstated to the rotation and he has pitched well in all three. The veteran Norris has been a fringe roster-worthy fantasy pitcher throughout his seven year career and there is no reason to expect anything better than that moving forward.
Jun 16 - 1:19 AM

Bud Norris pitched an outstanding ballgame in Friday's victory over the Cubs, scattering just four hits over seven innings of one-run ball.

Norris punched out six on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI ground out by Dexter Fowler in the third inning. He has now delivered two straight impressive outings, though his chances of regaining any sort of mixed league relevancy are very low. He'll take on the Reds his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 11:41 PM

Bud Norris was the tough luck loser on Saturday against the Dodgers despite allowing only one run in five innings.

Matched up against Clayton Kershaw, Norris needed to be perfect and he didn't quite make it. He allowed only three hits but walked four batters and struck out just two. Norris falls to 1-7 on the season with an ugly 5.28 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. He deserved a better fate tonight. If you are considering picking up Norris you should probably look elsewhere in all but the deepest of leagues.
Jun 5 - 2:20 AM

Bud Norris will start Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

He's filling in for Mike Foltynewicz, who was placed on the disabled list with elbow discomfort. Norris was in the rotation earlier this year but has spent the last month pitching out of the bullpen. It's unclear if Saturday is merely a spot start or if the Braves plan to keep him in the rotation. Norris is 1-4 with an 8.74 ERA in five starts this year compared to 0-2 with a 1.96 ERA in 12 relief outings.
Jun 4 - 11:38 AM

Bud Norris will be available in relief on Friday and could be replaced in the Braves' rotation.

Nothing is official yet, but it appear either Mike Foltynewicz or Tyrell Jenkins will assume Norris' rotation spot on Monday against the Mets. The right-hander holds a 8.74 ERA and 1.99 WHIP over his first five starts, so the move doesn't come as a surprise. Jenkins would be making his major league debut if he's chosen.
Apr 29 - 12:13 PM

Bud Norris was lifted after giving up six runs in 1 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Since opening the year with a quality start against the Nationals, Norris has given up 19 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings. The Braves probably aren't in any position to give up on him just yet, but they are in need of some sort of shakeup and might make a change for change's sake.
Apr 28 - 12:01 AM

Bud Norris needed 88 pitches to limp through four innings against the Mets on Friday, in which he gave up five runs (four earned) on a couple of home runs to pick up his third loss of the season.

The grand slam from Curtis Granderson did most of the damage; however, Norris was far from sharp the rest of the night. Another long ball from Granderson, which came with two outs in the top of the fourth, ultimately did in the right-hander. He left the game with a 6.75 ERA and has a 5.76 FIP through four starts. With rumors that the Braves could be calling up Aaron Blair in the upcoming week, Norris’s job could be on the chopping block.
Apr 23 - 12:29 AM

Bud Norris allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

Norris was far from good, allowing two home runs and walking three on the day, but Marlins starter Tom Koehler was just worse. The right-hander will surely take the wins any way he can get them after going 3-11 with a 6.72 ERA last season. The rebuilding Braves will stick with Norris and his 6.23 ERA until something better comes along, so he'll once again take the hill Friday against the Mets.
Apr 16 - 10:21 PM

Bud Norris was touched up for five runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

Norris had a decent outing last week against the Nats at home, but he didn't fare so well in this one. The Braves had a reliever warming in a first inning where Norris allowed three hits, walked two and gave up three runs. Norris will get the Marlins on the road this weekend.
Apr 11 - 10:30 PM

Bud Norris yielded three runs in seven innings Wednesday in a loss to the Nationals.

The Braves dropped a second game in a row, but they still have to be pleased with how Norris is coming along after a bad first three weeks in Grapefruit League action. It's still going to be tough for him to generate fantasy value on such a bad team.
Apr 6 - 10:37 PM

Bud Norris allowed two runs in six innings as the Braves and Mets played to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings Saturday.

Norris allowed four hits, walked three and struck out five in his best start of the spring. He needed this to give himself a little confidence with the start of the season fast approaching. His rotation spot never seemed to be in jeopardy, though.
Mar 26 - 4:37 PM

Bud Norris surrendered six runs -- five earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to a Tigers split-squad.

Norris's own error, his second of the spring, led to the unearned run. He has an 8.53 ERA this spring, and the Braves might be having second thoughts about guaranteeing him a rotation spot. Then again, they don't have much in the way of exciting alternatives, at least not yet. Norris's deal is guaranteed anyway, so he'll likely get the month of April to show what he can do.
Mar 20 - 4:14 PM

Bud Norris was lit up for six runs and nine hits in three innings by the Tigers on Tuesday.

Norris pitched pretty well in his first two starts, so he could afford the off day. His rotation spot is considered pretty secure, though he doesn't seem like a good bet for fantasy purposes.
Mar 15 - 4:29 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Tyler Flowers
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Chase d'Arnaud
2Jace Peterson
3Emilio Bonifacio
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1Gordon Beckham
2Brandon Snyder
LF1Mallex Smith
2Hector Olivera
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Matt Wisler
3Williams Perez
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Manny Banuelos
6Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Alexi Ogando
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Hunter Cervenka
6Bud Norris
7Ian Krol
8Joel de la Cruz
9Dario Alvarez
10Tyrell Jenkins
11John Gant
12Matt Marksberry
13Daniel Winkler
14Andrew McKirahan