|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||9.00||12.00||0.00||4.05||1.36||172.00||68.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 12.2||0||2|| 6.39||0||2||9|
|vs LHB|| 85.0||0||0|| 3.81||0||33||70|
|vs RHB|| 80.1||0||0|| 3.47||0||19||69|
|11/26/2014||Ryan Howard, 1B PHI|
Hector Rondon, SP CHC
|Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Huston Street, RP LAA
|11/15/2014||Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Jeff Samardzija, P OAK
Alcides Escobar, SS KC
|Alex Colome, SP TB|
Alex Wood, SP ATL
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Orioles might consider trading starting pitcher Bud Norris
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/18/14) The Orioles might consider trading starting pitcher Bud Norris, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Norris is projected to receive $8.7 million in arbitration, according to MLBTradeRumors.com.
Norris went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts in 2014. The 15 wins were a career best. He is 53-57 with a 4.23 ERA in his six-year MLB career.
Orioles Bud Norris struggles Saturday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/11/14) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had a tough start Saturday against the Royals.
Norris allowed four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue any walks during the outing. Norris ran into trouble almost immediately. After getting the first out of the game, Norris allowed a single and double to the next two hitters. With men in scoring position, Eric Hosmer knocked a two-run single. The Royals would add a run on a Billy Butler double in the third, and a Mike Moustakas homer in the fourth. He was pulled after giving up a single in the fifth inning. Norris did not wind up factoring into the decision.
Orioles Bud Norris named Game 2 starter
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/11/14) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris has been named the starter for Game 2 of the ALCS.
Manager Buck Showalter made the announcement following the team's Game 1 loss to the Royals. Norris posted a 3.65 ERA over 165 1/3 innings in the regular season.
Bud Norris, Wei-Yin Chen possibles for Game 2 of ALCS
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/10/14) Buck Showalter has yet to decide on his Game 2 starter for the Orioles in their ALCS battle against Kansas City. It will either be right-hander Bud Norris or lefty Wei-Yin Chen.
Norris has performed better in the postseason. He hurled 6 1/3 shutout innings in completing a sweep of Detroit in the ALDS. Chen was clobbered for five earned runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings in the previous game. Only a furious Baltimore comeback saved him from a defeat.
Report: Orioles change plans, tab Bud Norris to start Game 3
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/4/14) The Orioles have adjusted the team's ALDS rotation, moving pitcher Bud Norris to Sunday to start Game 3 in Detroit against the Tigers.
Norris was initially slated to pitch Game 4, with Miguel Gonzalez slated to make the Game 3 start, but the team announced early Saturday that Norris will pitch Sunday instead. The Orioles hold a 2-0 lead over the Tigers and will look to close out the series Sunday with Norris on the mound. Gonzalez is expected to start Game 4 if needed.
|2014 summary: Bud Norris quietly had a career year in his sixth season, which was his first full season with the Orioles. Part of the reason Norris' 15-8 record, 3.65 ERA and 1.22 WHIP -- all career bests -- didn't get much fanfare may have had to do with the way he achieved them. While batters are generally swinging and missing with increasing frequency, Norris got better results by allowing more contact. Though Norris' strikeout rate plateaued (7.6 K/9, as compared to 7.5 in 2013) and his swinging strike rate declined (from 10.2 to 8.7 percent), he allowed pitches outside the strike zone to be put in play more often, which helped to reduce his walk rate. Norris' 2.8 BB/9 marked the first time he got that ratio below 3.0.
Playing time status: Norris was light on innings, pitching 165 1/3 innings over 28 starts, as he missed a couple of weeks with a groin injury and had a brief minor league demotion just prior to the All-Star break. Then again, Norris has never pitched more than 186 innings in a season, so Fantasy owners shouldn't look to him to be a workhorse.
2015 outlook: Even with the high win total and improved ERA and WHIP, Norris was not one of the top 60 starting pitchers in Fantasy points. He probably won't get 4.9 runs of support per nine innings again, so his value is more likely to fall than rise. Only owners in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues will need to keep Norris on their radar.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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