Orioles avoided arbitration with RHP Bud Norris by agreeing to a one-year, $5.3 million contract.
Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have "toyed" with the idea of using Bud Norris as Jim Johnson's replacement at closer.
Bud Norris allowed three runs on seven hits over four innings of a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Bud Norris (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Wednesday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter won't announce who will start Saturday's game versus the Rays until after Friday's game.
Bud Norris (elbow) threw a side session on Tuesday.
Bud Norris (elbow) could return to the Orioles' rotation on Friday or Saturday.
Bud Norris (elbow) expects to miss only one start.
Bud Norris was scratched from Friday's start due to right elbow soreness.
Bud Norris allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Bud Norris had his worst start as an Oriole on Friday, giving up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Athletics.
Bud Norris allowed four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings but earned the win against the Rockies on Saturday.
Bud Norris will start Saturday against the Rockies.
Pitching in relief for just the second time in his career, Bud Norris took the loss in the 14th inning for the Orioles on Wednesday.