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|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 Boston|| 11.1||0||1|| 3.18||0||6||13|
|vs LHB|| 97.1||0||0|| 5.73||0||42||72|
|vs RHB|| 79.1||0||0|| 2.27||0||25||75|
|03/10/2014||Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS|
Bud Norris, SP BAL
|Sergio Santos, RP TOR|
Michael Saunders, CF SEA
|03/10/2014||Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Jake Peavy, SP BOS
C.J. Cron, 1B LAA
|Alfonso Soriano, LF NYY|
|03/09/2014||Mike Trout, CF LAA||Bud Norris, SP BAL|
Oswaldo Arcia, LF MIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Bud Norris an option to close games for Orioles? |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/9/14) Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter is considered the front-runner to start the season as the team's closer, but if he can't handle the role, then an alternative might be starting pitcher Bud Norris, per The Boston Globe.
If the Orioles sign free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana, it would give the team too many starting pitchers and Norris could be asked to step in as the team's closer. Trading Norris could also become an option, if Santana is signed.
|Bud Norris blanks Red Sox for three innings on Saturday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(3/8/14) Orioles starter Bud Norris performed well in his Saturday start against Boston. He pitched three shutout innings with four strikeouts and just two hits. But it must be noted that the only possible Red Sox starters in the lineup were Will Middlebrooks and Jackie Bradley.
|Bud Norris delivers solid spring debut Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/3/14) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris surrendered one hit and one walk while striking out two in two scoreless innings in his spring debut Monday as the Orioles fell to the Twins, 9-2.
"It went really well," Norris told MLB.com after the game. "It's more about getting out there, getting back into competition and just feeling comfortable. I've been through a couple now, so this is a new one to me here in Sarasota, but just to get out there and play baseball again is what you like to do. I had good results. I felt really good, and that's obviously the goal -- is to leave here healthy."
Norris is considered the favorite to win the team's fifth rotation spot this spring. He went 10-12 with a 4.18 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 147:67 K:BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings between the Astros and Orioles last season.
|Bud Norris drawing trade interest |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris is drawing trade interest, according to MASN.
Rival teams are keeping an eye on Norris, especially if the Orioles decide to sign another starter. Despite bringing in Ubaldo Jimenez during the offseason, the club is still in the hunt for Ervin Santana. If Santana were to be brought in, Norris could lose his rotation spot.
Last year, Norris posted a 4.18 ERA in 176 2/3 innings.
|Bud Norris ready to start over in 2014 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/3/14) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris didn't have a very successful run last season after his acquisition from the Astros. He went just 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 11 appearances (nine starts) and was bothered by elbow soreness over the final month of the season.
Norris feels Orioles fans didn't get to see what he can truly bring to the team, according to MASNsports.com.
"I absolutely believe that 100 percent," he said. "I came over in a whirlwind. It was a crazy time for me in my career and I was excited for it, but to really have this offseason to refresh my mind and everything else and take care of those nagging things I had at the end of the season, I'm really excited to show this team and this city what I can do."
Norris also noticed some differences pitching in the AL East after playing in the NL Central and AL West.
"Slower game, slower pace. You have to be mentally strong in those situations to know that stuff's going to go on," he said. "But slowing the game down is something you can teach anybody at any time. But the fact of the matter is, we've got to go out there and play 60 feet six inches and believe in what you've got. I'm going to keep learning, working with (Matt) Wieters and guys like that who have been around and know the division as well as they do. That's obviously a great resource behind the plate."
|Bud Norris had a 3.93 ERA and 1.41 WHIP, with 90 strikeouts in 126 innings for the Astros, prior to a July trade to the Orioles. Over 11 appearances (nine starts) in Baltimore, Norris' ERA ballooned to 4.80, with his WHIP climbing to 1.68. He finished the year with a 4.18 overall ERA, and 1.49 WHIP (his worst WHIP since his 2009 debut). Norris enters 2014 as a member of Baltimore's rotation, but his prospects for Fantasy success aren't overwhelmingly exciting. While his strikeout rate in the 11 games with the Orioles was the highest of his career, so was his hit rate. His walk rate was the second-highest. Additionally, Norris has just one full season with an ERA below 4.00, and his WHIP has dipped below 1.35 just once, as well. The 29-year-old can be left undrafted in Head-to-Head formats, and really has relevance in AL-only formats for 2014.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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