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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||10.00||12.00||0.00||4.00||1.33||144.00||60.00|
|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|
|12/22/2014||Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Brandon Belt, 1B SF
|Jake Marisnick, RF HOU|
|12/22/2014||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Devon Travis, 2B TOR
Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX
Eddie Butler, SP COL
|Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Gavin Floyd, SP CLE
J.J. Hardy, SS BAL
David Phelps, SP MIA
|12/19/2014||John Lamb, SP KC|
Angel Pagan, CF SF
|Bud Norris, SP BAL|
|Last 10 Games|
Orioles pitcher Bud Norris not worried about spring struggles
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had another tough outing Friday, giving up three runs in four innings of work. But Norris, who has allowed 12 earned runs over 11 2/3 innings, isn't concerned just yet, reports MLB.com.
"Every outing I've given up a home run," said Norris, who has allowed five homers in four official spring starts. "But you are trying to work on things, trying to get comfortable out there. We had a great year last year and [now we're] just trying to get the ball rolling again. Different beast, obviously in the regular season and postseason."
Manager Buck Showalter noted his command has been off.
"Command has not been very good, as good as he's capable of," Showalter said. "He's an athletic guy, can throw it where he wants to most of the time. He hasn't been very consistent with that yet. He's crisp with most things, just not [with the] consistency of command."
Orioles' Bud Norris throws four innings in rain-shortened start
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris threw four innings Friday against the Rays before the game was called due to rain. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out one. He gave up a solo home run to Rene Rivera in the third inning.
After throwing 59 pitches, Norris headed to the indoor batting cage to continue pitching.
"I think I did 20-25 more down in the cage to simulate another inning, a couple more hitters. Just wanted to make sure we got to the pitch count again," he said, per MASNsports.com. "It's been an interesting camp for me, but I got my work in today. Threw a few more sliders. They were breaking pretty good, but I wasn't throwing enough strikes with them. Battling counts, getting behind in counts, which is kind of lazy, but I'm making the right strides and still feel pretty good and ready to get this thing going."
Orioles SP Bud Norris walks four in four innings Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/22/15) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris made his fourth start of the spring Sunday, giving up three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks in four innings while striking out five in his team's matchup with the Cardinals.
"You know, spring's been great," Norris said after the outing, per masnsports.com. "You're just trying to get healthy and that's what I keep saying to myself. Every year's a little bit different, but today get through four innings and the pitch count up was good. I had a couple brain farts in a couple scenarios, but getting out of there and talking to (Dave Wallace) after, knowing I'm where I want to be, he's happy with the results as far as how I feel and everything else. The competitive nature's going to come obviously when the regular season gets going again, so I think that's going to wake me up a little bit. But throwing all the pitches now and seeing some good results, seeing some shaky results, but working counts and working the game and just trying to get there."
Norris has posted a 9.26 ERA and 9:9 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings this spring.
Orioles' Bud Norris after third start: 'my fastball is coming along great'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris gave up a pair of home runs during Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against Minnesota. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one over four innings of work. He has allowed 10 earned runs over 7 2/3 innings through three starts, but isn't worried about his spring struggles.
"It's not about numbers right now. The No. 1 priority is the health," Norris said, per MASN Sports. "My fastball is coming along great."
Orioles' Norris doesn't appear too concerned about back issue
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris, who has pitched through back soreness, said Friday he felt better Thursday against the Cardinals than he did in his previous spring outing, per The Baltimore Sun.
"It's early in camp, you're getting your baseball legs back under you, it's kind of expected that there will be some tight backs,'' Norris said, "so you just want to come in and do your hot tub and get some hot packs on it, but I felt fine. You're body's going to adjust to getting back to throwing every five days like that.
"It's more about the up and downs, the half innings when you're sitting on the bench and staying loose and getting back up. That's where you're building up some momentum and pitch counts and getting ready for an eight-inning or a nine-inning game."
Norris doesn't appear to be too concerned about his back issue.
"I think over the course of your career you're back's going to start getting a little bit worse,'' he said. "It was pretty sore after my first spring start, but a lot better yesterday. Nothing too crazy."
|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.
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