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25 Bud Norris SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 3/2/1985 | Birthplace: Novato, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Baltimore | College: Cal Poly-S.L.O. | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 47/28 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Orioles pitcher Bud Norris not worried about spring struggles


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) 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
(3/27/2015) 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
(3/22/2015) 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
(3/17/2015) 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
(3/13/2015) 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."


Bud Norris happy with start despite yielding three runs in 2 2/3 innings


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris was charged with three runs on four hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings during Thursday's spring start against the Cardinals. He struck out one.

Norris loaded the bases in the first inning before working out of the jam unscathed. He threw another scoreless frame in the second inning before getting roughed up in the third inning.

The Cardinals would take a 4-1 lead in the third inning behind Mark Reynolds' three-run homer off Norris, who actually lowered his ERA from 36.00 to 17.18. He has allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 spring innings.

"I felt great," Norris said of his Thursday start, per MASNsports.com. "That's the key for me is getting out of there and just staying healthy. It's good to have some ups and downs, which I'm pretty happy about. Felt a little shaky from the windup. That's something I'm going to go work on in the next couple, but I felt good from the stretch.

"Slider was pretty good today. I threw some really good changeups. Fastball command obviously is something I need a lot more work on, but that's something we get out of camp. But coming out of there healthy was the No. 1 key for me again."


Bud Norris batted around in Orioles start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Bud Norris gave up four runs in one inning of work for the Orioles on Saturday. 

The Red Sox tagged Norris for four hits, including a home run.

Norris struggled from the outset, allowing a single, triple and walk to the first three batters. He then threw a wild pitch. One out later, Norris gave up a three-run home run to Blake Swihart. The blast was part of a three-for-four day for Swihart.  

""It was good to get back out there," he told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com. "Haven't been out there since October, and some hitters. Probably going a hair too fast, kind of putting the training wheels back on and trying to get yourself comfortable out there."

"I threw a few changeups, but a couple of those fastballs weren't in enough on the plate," he added. "They put some good swings on it." 


Orioles P Bud Norris gunning for 200 innings in 2015


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris has set a goal of pitching 200 innings for the first time in his career, according to MLB.com. 

Monday marked Norris' 30th birthday and he's yet to reach that benchmark in his career. A year ago, Norris notched 165 1/3 innings a year ago. 

"I felt I was in the best shape of my life last year, and I can say the same thing this year," Norris said. "I feel a little bit better, actually. Going out there consistently every five days and putting up innings is really what it's all about."


Bud Norris remains without update for contract extension


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris said Saturday nothing has changed between he and the organization for a new contract.

"I haven't heard anything of that," Norris said. "I don't see a reason why I'd want to leave, but that's out of my control."

Norris and the Orioles are preparing for arbitration, when Norris filed for $10.25 million and Baltimore offered $7.5 million. He went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 139:52 K:BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings over 28 starts in 2014.


Orioles, Bud Norris exchange arbitration figures


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris has filed for $10.25 million in arbitration, while the team has offered $7.5 million, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

Norris is eligible for arbitration for the final time this offseason. He went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA and 139:52 K:BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings over 28 starts in 2014.


O's tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) As expected, the Orioles announced Tuesday they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. Those players include: Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza, right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.

Report: Orioles might consider trading starting pitcher Bud Norris


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) 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
(10/11/2014) 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
(10/11/2014) 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
(10/10/2014) 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
(10/4/2014) 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.


Bud Norris to start Game 4 of ALDS if needed


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris would take the mound in a potential Game 4 of the American League Division Series against the Tigers.

The Orioles went up 2-0 Friday afternoon and could sew up the series with a win Sunday, but if that doesn't happen, Norris would face Rick Porcello Monday looking to put the Tigers away. Norris went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139:52 K:BB ratio in 165 1/3 innings during the regular season.


Bud Norris remains on roll with win over Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Orioles right-hander Bud Norris continued his encouraging down-the-stretch performance Wednesday against the host Yankees with his fourth strong outing in the last five.

Norris allowed three earned runs on five hits in six innings to raise his record to 15-8. He walked one and fanned nine, giving him 23 strikeouts in his last 18 1/3 innings pitched. He surrendered single runs in each of the first three innings, two coming on solo blasts off the bats of Stephen Drew and Chase Headley.

He has given up just seven runs in his last 30 1/3 innings and is on a 4-0 run heading into the playoffs.


Orioles' ALDS rotation taking shape


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/23/2014) Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun he will use four starting pitchers for the American League Divisional Series. Chris Tillman is on course to be the team's starter for Game 1 on Oct. 2, and Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen are the likely starters for Games 2 and 3, though their order has yet to be determined.

Should the series advance to a Game 4, Bud Norris would be the leading candidate to make that start.


Orioles shuffle starting rotation


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) The Orioles will start right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez at the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing them to stick to their plan of giving each of their starting pitchers an extra day of rest heading into the postseason.

"There's a fine line between not having enough rest and having too much rest, so we're trying to have every guy that pitches get one extra day before the start," manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. “We're going to try to give everybody, so you're not too far away from the ball but you get a little extra rest. They all seem to respond well to that."

While left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Monday at the Yankees, right-hander Chris Tillman won't start again until Friday at Toronto. Miguel Gonzalez will start the team's final game Sunday at Toronto.

As of now, Bud Norris and Kevin Gausman are scheduled to start Wednesday's and Thursday's games at the Yankees, but that could change. Jimenez could end up making a second start before season's end.


Bud Norris wins despite control issues


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had some control issues Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Norris allowed two hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He walked five and struck out four during the outing. Norris’ penchant for free passes nearly got him in trouble at a few points during the game. He put men on second and third with only one out in the second inning, but was able to work his way out of the jam. Norris also put two men on in his final inning of work. After getting a lineout, he was pulled from the game. Norris threw 108 pitches.

With the win, Norris improved to 14-8. He’ll take on the Yankees in his next start. 


Bud Norris serves up four home runs vs. Rays Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris didn't factor into the decision Sunday, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings while striking out four in his team's 7-5, 11-inning win over the Rays.

Norris was touched up for four solo home runs in the start, with two coming in the first inning. He gave up an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning, and the Rays got to him one more time in the sixth. The offense was able to come from behind and spare the starter a loss. Norris owns a 3.92 ERA and 116:44 K:BB ratio in 147 innings. He's scheduled to face the Yankees Saturday.


Bud Norris picks up the win Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris picked up a win Tuesday against the Reds.

Norris allowed four hits over six scoreless innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Despite the strong start, Norris never flirted with the no-hitter. Billy Hamilton singled to open the game, ending that possibility. Norris was able to pitch around the single, not giving up any runs. A fielding error put two men on base in the third inning, but that was the closest the Reds would come to scratching a run across against Norris.

With the win, Norris improved to 12-8. He'll take on the Rays in his next start. 


Bud Norris avoids the loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had a rough start Thursday against the Rays.

Norris allowed four runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Norris got himself into trouble almost immediately. He gave up a leadoff double to Desmond Jennings in the first inning. A sac fly brought Jennings home. Evan Longoria then blasted a solo shot to tie the game 2-2. Norris got through the next three innings without any issues. He had some trouble during the fifth, though. After giving up two singles, Norris allowed a sac fly to bring in a run. James Loney would then double in the fourth run of the game. Norris was able to get out of the inning without giving up any additional runs.

Norris left with the game tied, picking up a no-decision. He’ll take on the Reds in his next start. 


Bud Norris has rain-shortened start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had his start shortened by rain Saturday against the Cubs.

Norris gave up four runs on four hits over two innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. Norris was able to get through the first inning without any issues, but ran into trouble in the second. Norris managed to pick up a strikeout, but loaded the bases with one out in the inning. A single brought the first run home. Norris picked up another strikeout against the next batter. With two outs, Norris gave up a bases-clearing triple. He was able to get out of the inning, but that’s when the rain started. 

With the loss, Norris dropped to 11-8. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start.