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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles "may consider" trading Bud Norris.
MLBTradeRumors.com 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. Nov 18 - 11:06 AM

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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.
Oct 11 - 8:28 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.
Oct 11 - 8:48 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.
Oct 10 - 4:43 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.
Oct 5 - 8:05 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.
Oct 4 - 12:35 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.
Sep 24 - 4:47 PM

Bud Norris picked up win number 14 with 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Norris has blanked the opposition in three out of his last four outings, though he was less efficient on Wednesday, needing 108 pitches. He battled poor control, walking five despite allowing only two hits and striking out four. Norris has a 3.62 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 130/51 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday next.
Sep 17 - 10:52 PM

Bud Norris struck out a season-high 10 batters over seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 win over the Yankees on Friday.

Norris was knocked around for four homers last time out, but he was dominant on Friday, holding the Yankees to just three hits (all singles) and no walks. His 10 strikeouts were his most in a game since he had 12 on June 6, 2012 vs. St Louis as a member of the Astros. The 29-year-old now has a career-high 13 victories to go along with a 3.74 ERA and 126/46 K/BB ratio in 154 innings over 26 starts. Buck Showalter is going to have some tough choices with his rotation come postseason time.
Sep 12 - 10:53 PM

Bud Norris served up four solo home runs over his six innings of work, getting lucky to take a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday.

Norris gave up eight hits on the afternoon, with four of those -- by David DeJesus, Evan Longoria, James Loney and Kevin Kiermaier -- left the yard. DeJesus' was actually an inside-the-park homer, but they all count the same in the box score. Norris didn't factor in the decision, staying 12-8 with a 3.92 ERA. Norris will meet the Yankees next weekend.
Sep 7 - 7:22 PM

Bud Norris earned his 12th win of the season after tossing six shutout innings in Tuesday's 5-4 victory against the Reds.

Tuesday's effort was the right-hander's strongest showing since the end of July. Norris limited the Reds to four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Norris sits on a 3.83 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 112/42 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Rays in Tampa on Sunday afternoon in his next start.
Sep 3 - 12:34 AM

Bud Norris got a no-decision, allowing four runs over six innings, but the Orioles went on to a 5-4 win against the Rays on Thursday.

Just as opposing starter Jeremy Hellickson did, Norris allowed two runs in the first and two more in the fifth. Overall, the right-hander surrendered six hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Norris will take a 4.00 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 105/41 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start at home against the Reds.
Aug 28 - 10:50 PM

Bud Norris allowed four earned runs in two innings Saturday as the Orioles fell to the Cubs.

Norris was not allowed to go back out to the mound after a lengthy rain delay, so his day ended at 58 pitches. He is now 11-8 on the season with a 3.91 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. A home matchup with the Rays is next.
Aug 23 - 8:42 PM

Bud Norris yielded only two runs over seven innings against the White Sox on Monday en route to his 11th win.

Norris held the Pale Hose to just three hits while walking none and striking out five. Both runs scored in the seventh, presumably as the right-hander tired. The right-hander is sitting on a 3.69 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 96/38 K/BB ratio. He'll toe the rubber next Sunday against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Aug 18 - 11:19 PM

Bud Norris left with one out in the sixth, but earned his ninth win after allowing two runs to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Both Mark Buehrle and the Jays' bullpen were leaking, so Norris didn't have to do too much to walk away with the win. The right-hander allowed seven hits -- including a two-run home run to Colby Rasmus -- while walking two and striking out six. Norris, with a 3.68 ERA and an 86/37 K/BB ratio, will attempt to continue his fine season on Sunday at home when he takes on the Cardinals.
Aug 5 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Steve Pearce
2Christian Walker
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Chris Davis
2Kelly Johnson
3Ryan Flaherty
4Jimmy Paredes
5Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Quintin Berry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1David Lough
2Alex Hassan
DH1Delmon Young
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Brad Brach
6T.J. McFarland
7Ryan Webb
8Oliver Drake