Bud Norris
P LAD
23 hours ago

Norris will be used as a reliever for the Dodgers' series against the Rockies, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

For the month of August, Norris has allowed nine runs over just 9.1 innings, bringing his ERA up to 4.64 for the year. With Ross Stripling starting for Los Angeles, Norris will return to his role as a reliever. However, he's thrown six shutout innings and allowed just two hits against the Rockies this season.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 days ago

Norris allowed two runs with six strikeouts and four walks across five innings in Friday's start versus the Cubs. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Norris lasted just 3.2 innings in his last start, which led to him being used in the bullpen earlier this week, but he rebounded to hold a potent offense in check Friday. Although he left with a shot at a victory, the bullpen collapsed, ruining his chances, and ultimately lost the game for the club. After Friday's promising outing, Norris will remain in the rotation and will face a more favorable matchup Friday versus the Padres.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 days ago

Norris will get the start Friday for the Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There have been questions regarding Norris' status in the rotation, as he came on in relief in Monday's matchup with the Reds. However, the team has confirmed him as the starter against the Cubs Friday. The 31-year-old has just a 5.67 ERA in 33.1 innings since being traded to the Dodgers.

Bud Norris
P LAD
7 days ago

Manager Dave Roberts confirmed Tuesday that Norris will remain in the Dodgers' starting rotation, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris came on in relief during Monday's win over Cincinnati, leading to some uncertainty as to his role moving forward, but Roberts said Norris was just getting his normal between-starts work in. Norris was knocked around for six runs in 3.2 innings Friday in his return from the DL, but he's been excellent in five starts at Dodger Stadium to this point (1.59 ERA, .165 BAA).

Bud Norris
P LAD
1 week ago

Norris (6-10) (back) gave up six earned runs on seven hits and four walks over 3.2 innings in Friday's 9-2 loss to the Reds. He struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old considerably struggled during his first appearance off the DL, throwing a whopping 94 pitches over his relatively brief time on the mound. Norris actually got ahead early on the majority of hitters by notching first-pitch strikes on 16 of the 21 hitters he faced, but couldn't sustain the advantage. He'll look to bounce back in his next start, which may not come until Aug. 29 against the Rockies.

Bud Norris
P LAD
2 weeks ago

Norris (back) was activated from the DL ahead of Friday's start against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will oppose Tim Adleman in Cincinnati in his first start since July 31, when he managed to record just one out before leaving with back stiffness. Norris has put together a surprisingly strong season in his age-31 campaign, and the peripherals suggest there's room for improvement with the ratios. He does, however, have dramatic home/road splits so far this year (2.77 ERA at home, 6.14 ERA on the road).

Bud Norris
P LAD
2 weeks ago

Norris (back) will come off the disabled list and start Friday in Cincinnati, Bill Plunkett of the OC Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris hasn't pitched since a (very) abbreviated one-third of an inning stint on July 31, so don't expect him to go too deep into the game on Friday.

Bud Norris
P LAD
2 weeks ago

Norris (back) is expected to come off the disabled list and start Thursday against the Phillies, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris cruised through his rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday, surrendering one run on four hits and a walk over 5.2 innings while striking out four batters. The right-hander had been on the shelf since July 31 with a stiff back, but assuming he experiences no late-arriving complications with the injury over the course of the week, Norris will reenter the Dodgers' rotation in place of Brandon McCarthy (hip), who is expected to land on the DL.

Bud Norris
P LAD
2 weeks ago

Norris (back) will throw a rehab start Sunday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris continues to make solid progress in his recovery from a back injury and he'll take the next step in the rehab process Sunday by starting in a minor league game. He'll likely only need the one rehab start before coming off the DL, but it's unclear whether he'll rejoin the Dodgers' rotation or pitch out of the bullpen upon his return.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 weeks ago

Norris (back) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, the Southern California News Group's J.P. Hoornstra reports.

EDGE Analysis

He played catch the last three days without pain and will throw his first bullpen session Thursday, which is an off day for the Dodgers. Norris is not believed to need a rehab assignment before returning to the Dodgers, and is eligible to return on Aug. 16. He should be able to be activated on that date if he makes it through his bullpen session(s) unscathed. His role upon his return is unclear, but given the fragility of the big league rotation, he will likely get at least a couple more starts before the end of the season.