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Bud Norris | Starting 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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Bud Norris was perfect for two innings Saturday against the Pirates.

Norris is almost a lock for the Braves rotation after signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract in November. He's a reasonable bounce-back candidate for Atlanta, but he doesn't seem like a great bet for fantasy purposes, especially since he's not likely to get much run support.
Mar 5 - 4:51 PM

Braves signed RHP Bud Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Norris was designated for assignment by the Orioles in early August and finished out the 2015 campaign in a Padres uniform. Between the two clubs, the 30-year-old right-hander held a bloated 6.72 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across 83 innings. He appeared in 38 games overall, with 11 starts in that mix. Norris has had serviceable seasons in the past, but there's no real fantasy upside here.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Bud Norris, pitching with an adductor strain, struck out the only batter he faced Thursday against the Nationals.

It's surprising the Padres didn't just put Norris on the DL, considering that he hasn't looked very good at all since joining the team a couple of weeks ago. Still, he wants to pitch through the injury.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Padres interim manager Pat Murphy revealed Wednesday that Bud Norris has been pitching through "a bit of an adductor strain."

Norris will be re-evaluated on Wednesday, so it sounds like he could be unavailable for a while. The righty holds a 7.71 ERA over his first seven appearances with the Padres.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:26:00 PM

Padres signed RHP Bud Norris to a one-year contract.

Norris was cut loose by the Orioles over the weekend after posting an ugly 7.06 ERA this season. He's a solid add for the Padres at the veteran minimum, though. The club plans to use him in relief for now, although it's possible he could eventually get a chance to start.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Orioles released RHP Bud Norris.

After failing to find a trade partner, the Orioles will now be on the hook for the remaining $2.85 million of Norris' contract. The 30-year-old had a productive 2014 campaign (15-8, 3.65 ERA) but hasn't been able to get anything going this season (2-9, 7.06 ERA). Norris should catch on elsewhere, though a return to fantasy relevance is far from a guarantee.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:22:00 PM

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2Matt Wisler
3Jhoulys Chacin
4Aaron Blair
5Michael Foltynewicz
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Relief Pitcher
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jason Grilli
3Jim Johnson
4Alexi Ogando
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Hunter Cervenka
7Bud Norris
8Andrew McKirahan
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