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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bud Norris started and threw three shutout innings in a bullpen game against the White Sox on Thursday.
It's the second time in the last week that Norris has started a bullpen game, and he showed well both times. The right-hander owns a 4.21 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 74/27 K/BB ratio in 62 innings on the year. Sep 28 - 11:19 PM

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Bud Norris took a loss in his start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing one run in 3 1/3 innings.

He gave up a couple of singles that produced a run in the first inning and that was enough to peg him with a loss. He surrendered just three knocks and one walk while notching two strikeouts in the short start. The veteran journeyman spent most of the season as the Angels' closer but two of his last three outings have been starts as his team scrambles for a potential Wild Card slot. For the season he is 2-6 with 19 saves and a 4.42 ERA. He has 70 strikeouts in 59 innings.
Sep 23 - 4:18 PM

Bud Norris will make another start for the Angels on Saturday in Houston.

Norris went just two innings to kick off a bullpen game for Anaheim last Friday versus the Rangers and he's not a recommended fantasy streamer Saturday in what will likely be an abbreviated outing versus the American League West champions. The 32-year-old right-hander holds a 4.35 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 55 2/3 total innings this season.
Sep 21 - 1:57 PM

Bud Norris pitched two scoreless innings in his start against the Rangers on Friday.

It was a bullpen night for the Angels, and all they were hoping for was two innings from Norris in his first start after 56 relief appearances this year. He's pitched four scoreless innings since coming off the disabled list on Sept. 6.
Sep 16 - 1:39 AM

Angels activated RHP Bud Norris from the 10-day disabled list.

Norris was out for exactly 10 days with inflammation in his right knee. He still has some discomfort, but the 32-year-old right-hander is going to try to pitch through it for the Wild Card-hunting Angels. He'll work in middle relief down the stretch.
Sep 6 - 1:36 PM

Bud Norris (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Norris still has some inflammation in his right knee, but he's going to try to pitch through it down the stretch as the Angels attempt to claim an American League Wild Card spot. The righty reliever owns a hideous 9.82 ERA in 17 appearances since the All-Star break and figures to work in a lower-leverage role out of the gate.
Sep 5 - 8:02 PM

Bud Norris (knee) threw a bullpen session Monday.

Norris landed on the disabled list last week with renewed inflammation in his right knee. Barring any setbacks, he should rejoin the Angels' bullpen in the next few days.
Sep 4 - 2:31 PM

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

It's the same injury that cost him 10 days in June. Norris holds a brutal 9.82 ERA in 17 appearances since the All-Star break and the Angels have found success using a committee in the closer role. The 32-year-old right-hander can be dumped in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 29 - 7:18 PM

After entering in the seventh with the Angels down 5-1, Bud Norris gave a solo homer in his inning against the Astros on Saturday.

Norris had the Angels' previous save last Sunday, but Mike Scioscia didn't hold him back in the hopes that the Angels would pull off a comeback tonight (they did anyway). The run Norris gave up was his first in five outings, so he's probably still in the ninth-inning mix for Scioscia. Still, there's more competition now, what with Blake Parker getting the job done tonight.
Aug 27 - 1:31 AM

After coming in with the game tied, Bud Norris worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Norris easily could have taken the loss tonight after hitting Robinson Chirinos and allowing two hits, but Mike Trout made a great throw home to get Chirinos (whose slide was as bad as the throw was great) and end the inning. Deserved or not, Norris is very much back in the mix for saves in Anaheim.
Aug 24 - 1:57 AM

Bud Norris netted his 19th save of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Orioles.

The closer carousel continues in Anaheim. Norris, Kenyan Middleton, Yusmeiro Petit, and Cam Bedrosian have all earned saves this month, and Blake Parker is also believed to be in the ninth-inning mix. Norris, who had been struggling mightily, has now made two straight scoreless appearances.
Aug 20 - 5:25 PM

Manager Mike Scioscia said the Angels will "take a step back" with Bud Norris after he gave up three runs to take a blown save in the eighth inning Thursday.

The Angels won last night -- Norris even got the win -- but his performance was the low light from the team and he's now given up 13 runs in his last seven outings, twice taking blown saves. His absence from the saves mix figures to be good news for Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker, both of whom are worth owning in mixed leagues.
Aug 11 - 11:20 AM

Bud Norris picked up his 17th save of the season via a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

The Angels plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 5-4 lead, after which Norris came in to slam the door shut. He did it without drama, striking out one and needing just 15 pitches (11 strikes) to finish off a clean ninth. Overall, Norris is the owner of a 3.80 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 53/21 K/BB ratio in 45 appearances covering 42 2/3 innings. He is 17-for-19 in save opportunities.
Aug 4 - 2:10 AM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Angels are marketing Bud Norris and David Hernandez and are expected to move them by Monday's trade deadline.

The timing isn't the best in regard to Norris, who has struggled of late. Still, he's had a surprisingly strong season on the whole, putting up a 3.89 ERA over 44 appearances. Hernandez owns a 2.23 ERA over 38 appearances with the Angels.
Jul 31 - 12:34 PM

Bud Norris yielded a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday versus Toronto.

Anaheim carried a 10-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Brooks Pounders gave three runs back and Norris handled the rest of the work in the ugly late collapse. He surrendered singles to Ezequiel Carrera and Russell Martin, a walk to Kendrys Morales, and the decisive four-run shot to Steve Pearce. Norris, a potential trade candidate, has now allowed eight earned runs over his last three appearances while watching his season ERA jump all the way to 3.89.
Jul 30 - 5:10 PM

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