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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%: 21/5 | Average Draft Position: 243.06
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Orioles alter rotation for series against Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) A fine outing by Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday resulted in Bud Norris not being needed in relief and listed as the starter Saturday for the Orioles in Boston. Ubaldo Jimenez will now go Sunday with Wei-Yin Chen to follow on Monday.


Bud Norris gets back on track in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Orioles starter Bud Norris turned in a dominant outing but was not backed by enough run support, settling for a no-decision in his team's 2-1 win over Toronto in extras on Saturday.

Norris yielded only five hits and three walks while striking out four over seven scoreless frames. The team held a one-run lead until the ninth inning when Colby Rasmus took Tommy Hunter deep for a solo home run to send the game to extras.

Norris has allowed five earned runs over his first 12 innings pitched in two starts. He'll make his third start Friday in Boston.


Orioles align rotation for Toronto series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) The Orioles finally announced their rotation plans for their weekend series against the Blue Jays late Wednesday evening.

Chris Tillman was moved up a day to start the series opener Friday. Bud Norris was moved back to Saturday and Ubaldo Jimenez will start the series finale Sunday.


Bud Norris pounded by Tigers in Saturday defeat


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Orioles right-hander Bud Norris struggled late last year after coming over from Houston and continued to struggle in his first start of 2014.

Norris took the loss in Detroit, giving up five runs on nine hits, including a two-run homer to Torii Hunter in his fifth and last inning. Norris walked none and struck out two. He will try again Friday against Toronto.


Bud Norris allows three runs vs. Twins Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris surrendered three runs (two earned) on seven hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 4-1 loss to the Twins Tuesday.

Norris has put together a solid spring, even if he couldn't match the pace of his first two outings (five scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk). He owns a 2.65 ERA and 15:6 K:BB ratio in 17 innings.


Bud Norris looks better this time out


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris put up one of his strongest starts of the spring Thursday against the Pirates, bouncing back nicely from a subpar outing the last time out.  

"Yeah, considering the way New York went, I was pretty happy to get through five," Norris told the Baltimore Sun.

Norris allowed just a solo home run to Andrew McCutchen in the first inning amid five innings of work. He held the Pirates to just two hits and two walks overall, while striking out five batters on 75 pitches.

Norris has been mostly solid throughout the spring, posting a 2.31 ERA in 11 2/3 innings. He is projected to open the season as the team's fifth starter. 


Bud Norris struggles against Yankees Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had a rough start Thursday against the Yankees.

Norris gave up four hits and three runs over 1 2/3 innings. He actually only allowed two earned runs, but committed an awful throwing error, which led to the third run scoring. Norris had two strikeouts and walked two batters. He was pulled in favor of reliever Brad Brach.


Bud Norris an option to close games for Orioles?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) 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
(3/8/2014) 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
(3/3/2014) 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
(2/27/2014) 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
(2/3/2014) 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."


Orioles, Bud Norris avoid arbitration


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Orioles and pitcher Bud Norris have come to terms on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration, according to the Baltimore Sun on Thursday. The team has not announced the terms of the new contract, according to the report.

Norris was traded from the Astros to the Orioles before the trade deadline last season. He went 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA over 11 appearances, including nine starts for the Orioles. He also posted a 57:24 K:BB ratio over 50 2/3 innings over that span with Baltimore.

Orioles planning to tender all arbitration eligible players


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the Baltimore Sun Monday he has no intention of letting his arbitration eligible players go.

"We are planning on tendering those guys," Duquette said. "Most of the guys we have there are real good players."

First baseman Chris Davis highlights the list of arbitration eligible players, which features eight additional names. They are: catcher Matt Wieters; outfielders Nolan Reimold and Steve Pearce; and pitchers Troy Patton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Jim Johnson and Bud Norris


Bud Norris runs pitch count up


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris took the mound for the final time Wednesday at home against the Blue Jays. It wasn't his best effort.

Norris ran his pitch count up to 96 and he lasted just four innings as he had trouble finishing off hitters all night. He walked two batters and allowed three earned runs on seven hits. Norris struck out five and took a no-decision as Baltimore managed to tie the score after he left.

The 28-year-old made his first start since lasting just 4 1/3 innings in a loss on Sept. 8 against the White Sox. He lost his last two decision for the Orioles and finishes at 10-12 on the year with a 4.18 ERA. Norris and the Orioles have been eliminated from playoff contention. He will not get another start this year.

Bud Norris slated for Wednesday start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) The Orioles have tentatively scheduled pitcher Bud Norris as the starter for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays. Norris threw 2 1/3 innings in Friday's 18-inning loss to the Rays after missing time with the elbow soreness.

Manager Buck Showalter did add that Norris could be replaced by Jason Hammel by the time Wednesday rolls around.


Bud Norris takes loss in 18th


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris was hoping to return to the mound Saturday from elbow stiffness but he got a jump on that as he was needed in Friday's 18-inning marathon loss at Tampa Bay.

Norris was the 10th pitcher used by the Orioles as he went the final 2 1/3 innings and took the loss to fall to 10-12 on the year. Norris was dominant until the final inning in which the Rays scored the winning run. He gave up a run on three hits and two walks on 54 pitches. Norris struck out three batters and his ERA is at 4.12.

Norris appeared to have several pitches working well and was sharp for most of the appearance before the Rays got to him late in the nearly seven-hour game. It is uncertain if Norris will start again for Baltimore this season.


Bud Norris aiming for Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Orioles starter Bud Norris had a side session Tuesday without any discomfort, according to MASN Sports. Norris is aiming to return to the rotation as early as Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Bud Norris nearing return to rotation


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) Orioles starter Bud Norris resumed throwing Sunday after not throwing since Wednesday due to right elbow stiffness, The Baltimore Sun reports. Norris missed his last start but is still optimistic about returning to the rotation later on in the week. 

"It’s something where couple days off, I feel a lot better," Norris said. "And I’m pleased with the results. ... After taking a couple days off, I knew stuff was still going to be in there, going to be a little tight and sore, but I’m excited with the progress."

The plan for Norris is to next throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Boston. If he comes out well, he could start next Friday or Saturday at Tampa Bay. 

"I can’t tell you he didn’t feel anything today but it’s much improved than where he was," manager Buck Showalter said. "I think Tuesday will tell the tale of where he fits it."


Bud Norris to resume throwing Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris will play catch and throw long toss Sunday, and if everything goes well with his stiff elbow, he'll pitch a bullpen session Tuesday before potentially rejoining the rotation Friday or Saturday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris felt soreness in his pitching elbow during a bullpen session and was scratched from his last start. He is 10-11 with a 4.12 ERA and 139:63 K:BB ratio.


Bud Norris scratched due to elbow soreness


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Orioles starter Bud Norris was scratched from his start Friday, which will be taken by Jason Hammel, due to right elbow soreness, MLB.com reports. Norris initially felt the soreness last month.

He began feeling it again during a bullpen session and won't be able to make his next start. The Orioles are confident he'll only miss one turn through the rotation.

Jason Hammel takes Bud Norris' spot Friday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) The Orioles have made a rotation change as Jason Hammel is now scheduled to start Friday at Toronto instead of Bud Norris. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has not said if Norris is scratched or simply moved back, The Baltimore Sun reports. 

Hammel has not started for the Orioles since July due to a right forearm strain. He claims to be healthier now than he's been all year. He appeared in one game since his return and went two innings in relief. Hammel gave up no runs on one walk and one hit with one strikeout to lower his ERA to 5.11 on the season. 

Norris, who won't start in the series against Toronto, has gone 4-2 over nine appearances and eight starts since coming over from Houston. He has a 4.67 ERA and struggled his last time out in a loss to the White Sox. 


Bud Norris takes 11th loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Orioles pitcher Bud Norris fell to 10-11 in his team's 4-2 loss to the White Sox Sunday, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six in 4 1/3 innings.

Norris has held the opposition to two runs or fewer in six of his nine starts since joining Baltimore but was not able to do so Sunday. He brings a 4.12 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 139:63 K:BB ratio into Friday's scheduled start against the Blue Jays.


Orioles push everyone back a day


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) The Orioles announced Tuesday that Zach Britton will return to the rotation Wednesday against Cleveland. That means Miguel Gonzalez and the rest of the rotation will be pushed back by one day each, MLB.com reports. 

Manager Buck Showalter has made it common practice to get Gonzalez and his other starters extra rest where possible. Gonzalez makes his next start Thursday to open a series at home against the White Sox. 

He will be followed to the mound by Scott Feldman on Friday, Wei-Yin Chen Saturday and Bud Norris on Sunday to close out the series with Chicago. 


Bud Norris dominant in win at Cleveland


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris remained unbeaten as a starter with Baltimore after taking the mound in Cleveland Monday night. Norris basically dominated the Indians over seven strong innings.

Norris improved to 10-10 on the season and 4-1 since coming over from Houston, though the one loss came in relief in Arizona. The Baltimore starter gave up just one earned run -- on a Jason Kipnis homer in the seventh -- on four hits and one walk over seven outstanding innings. He threw 92 pitches and struck out eight batters. His ERA is at 4.01 on the year.

The 28-year-old Norris has given up just two earned runs on eight hits with 15 strikeouts over his last two outings spanning 12 1/3 innings. He went deeper Monday than he had previously with Baltimore and matched his high for Ks with the club. Norris has been excellent in the rotation for manager Buck Showalter and is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the White Sox.