Player Page

Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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 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. 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

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that he's yet to decide between Bud Norris and Wei-Yin Chen as his ALCS Game 2 starter.

Chen got the ball in Game 2 of the ALDS, but he struggled and Norris was terrific in Game 3, tossing 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Whichever of the two doesn't start Game 2 will be tapped for Game 3, with Miguel Gonzalez in line for Game 4.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 04:43:00 PM

Bud Norris hurled 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Tigers in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, scattering just two hits and two walks.

The veteran right-hander struck out six on the afternoon. He had struggled in two career starts against the Tigers at Comerica Park, but had his fastball and slider combination working to perfection in this one, as the Tigers were unable to get anything going against him. The Orioles will now sit back and wait for their next opponent, and should have plenty of time to line up their rotation however they'd like against the Royals or Angels.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 08:05:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Saturday that Bud Norris would get the start for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday in Detroit.

Miguel Gonzalez had been the most likely candidate to pitch in that spot, with Norris Gonzalez to work in Game 4 if necessary. No reason has been given yet for the switch. The 29-year-old right-hander won a career-best 15 games during the regular season while posting a 3.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/52 K/BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 12:35:00 PM

Bud Norris allowed three earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a win over the Yankees.

Norris gave up single runs in each of the first three innings, but he clamped down from there and wound up finishing his 2014 regular season on a high note, striking out nine batters in securing his 15th win.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
4Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Everth Cabrera
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
4Jayson Nix
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
3Chris Parmelee
4Nolan Reimold
CF1Adam Jones
2Julio Borbon
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Logan Verrett
8Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Chaz Roe
10Cesar Cabral
11Mark Hendrickson