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Bud Norris | Starting Pitcher | #28

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / HOU
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Bud Norris turned in a gem in Tuesday's win over the Rays, hurling 6 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.
Norris struck out six and walked two on the evening. He allowed a double to Evan Longoria and a single to Steve Pearce. And that was it. Pearce's single with one out in the seventh inning would cause manager Dave Roberts to make the call to the bullpen. The crisp outing is made all the more remarkable for the fact that Norris threw 23 pitches out of the pen in the 15th and 16th innings against the Cardinals on Friday. His last three starts prior to Tuesday saw him allow 14 runs on 21 hits in 15 innings. The outing before that stretch? Six innings of two-hit, shutout ball. Norris' inconsistency equals out to a 4.27 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 92/35 K/BB ratio over 99 innings between the Braves and Dodgers. He will try to keep things together in a home start against the Red Sox next time he toes the rubber. Jul 27 - 1:09 AM

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Two days after starting, Bud Norris took a loss in relief after giving up a homer in the 16th inning Friday against the Cardinals.

Norris pitched a scoreless 15th, but he gave up the homer with one out in the 16th. It's unclear if he'll make his next start as scheduled on Tuesday, though he should have sufficient time to recover.
Jul 23 - 1:36 AM

Bud Norris struck out eight batters in five innings but gave up six runs in the process, taking a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

Three of the seven hits he gave up sailed over the wall. He falls to 5-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 91 1/3 innings. Norris had a good stretch of starts in May and June but has since reverted to his usual mediocre self.
Jul 20 - 11:14 PM

Bud Norris allowed four runs in five innings Friday against the Diamondbacks, but it was good enough to get him a win.

Norris is 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA in three starts since coming over from the Braves. He'll get the Nationals in Washington next time out, so he doesn't look like a streaming play then.
Jul 16 - 2:03 AM

Bud Norris pitched decently in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Orioles, surrendering three runs on eight hits over five innings.

For obvious reasons, Norris did not factor into the decision. The Orioles burned him for solitary runs in the second, third and fourth innings. He finished out his five innings of work with five strikeouts against two walks. This was his final start before the All-Star break. It was also his second start since being traded over to the Dodgers from the Braves at the end of June. Between the two teams, the 31-year-old right-hander holds a 3.98 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 73/31 K/BB ratio across 81 1/3 innings. He makes for a respectable mixed-league flier at this juncture.
Jul 6 - 8:54 PM

Making his Dodgers debut, Bud Norris held the Rockies to two hits over six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win Friday.

Norris struck out eight and walked one. Four relievers went on to combine for the three-hit shutout. Norris has a 1.78 ERA and a 37/9 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings in six starts since the Braves returned him to their rotation. He hasn't allowed a homer since April 27. It's a scary thought, given the way he pitches when he goes bad, but he's an option in mixed leagues right now.
Jul 2 - 1:55 AM

Dodgers acquired RHP Bud Norris, OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks.

Norris will occupy a spot in the Dodgers' rotation while Clayton Kershaw (back) is on the shelf and is slated to make his debut for the club on Friday against the Rockies. The Dodgers are getting a hot pitcher, as the righty holds a 2.15 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over his last 29 1/3 innings.
Jun 30 - 3:20 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have acquired Bud Norris from the Braves.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that pitching prospects Phillip Pfeiffer and Caleb Dirks are going to the Braves in the deal. There's also reportedly a minor leaguer headed to the Dodgers along with Norris. The Dodgers needed a starter to fill in for Clayton Kershaw (back) and it looks like Norris is it. Norris has pitched very well since rejoining the Braves' rotation, putting up a 2.15 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over his last 29 1/3 innings. Obviously he's not going to continue at that pace, but perhaps he can be a decent stop-gap.
Jun 30 - 2:53 PM

Bud Norris was superb in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Mets, hurling seven innings of shutout ball.

The eight strikeouts marked a season-high for Norris. He scattered four hits and did not walk a batter over his seven innings of work. Since entering the starting rotation at the beginning of June, the 31-year-old right-hander has allowed more than two runs just once in five starts (he allowed three in the outlier). He will look to continue this nice roll in a home showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 26 - 5:47 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins are among the teams with interest in Bud Norris.

Heyman also cites the White Sox, Mariners, and Tigers as possible suitors. Norris had a terrible April but has pitched well since then, boasting a 2.43 ERA with 35 strikeouts over his last 40 2/3 innings. Atlanta moved the 31-year-old right-hander from the bullpen to the rotation three weeks ago.
Jun 23 - 10:01 AM

Bud Norris pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out six on the evening while issuing two walks. He has actually been fairly effective in his four starts since rejoining the rotation, providing much-needed stability for the Braves. He still isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues for Sunday's matchup against the Mets.
Jun 22 - 12:41 AM

Bud Norris struck out seven batters in five innings and only gave up three hits, but allowed three runs in a no-decision as the Braves beat the Reds 9-8 in 13 innings on Wednesday night.

The seven strikeouts were a season high for Norris. He started the season in the rotation but was demoted to the bullpen after five poor starts. This was his third start since being reinstated to the rotation and he has pitched well in all three. The veteran Norris has been a fringe roster-worthy fantasy pitcher throughout his seven year career and there is no reason to expect anything better than that moving forward.
Jun 16 - 1:19 AM

Bud Norris pitched an outstanding ballgame in Friday's victory over the Cubs, scattering just four hits over seven innings of one-run ball.

Norris punched out six on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only blemish on his evening was an RBI ground out by Dexter Fowler in the third inning. He has now delivered two straight impressive outings, though his chances of regaining any sort of mixed league relevancy are very low. He'll take on the Reds his next time out at home on Wednesday.
Jun 10 - 11:41 PM

Bud Norris was the tough luck loser on Saturday against the Dodgers despite allowing only one run in five innings.

Matched up against Clayton Kershaw, Norris needed to be perfect and he didn't quite make it. He allowed only three hits but walked four batters and struck out just two. Norris falls to 1-7 on the season with an ugly 5.28 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. He deserved a better fate tonight. If you are considering picking up Norris you should probably look elsewhere in all but the deepest of leagues.
Jun 5 - 2:20 AM

Bud Norris will start Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

He's filling in for Mike Foltynewicz, who was placed on the disabled list with elbow discomfort. Norris was in the rotation earlier this year but has spent the last month pitching out of the bullpen. It's unclear if Saturday is merely a spot start or if the Braves plan to keep him in the rotation. Norris is 1-4 with an 8.74 ERA in five starts this year compared to 0-2 with a 1.96 ERA in 12 relief outings.
Jun 4 - 11:38 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Ross Stripling
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao