Bud Norris SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Norris was torched for three runs, allowing a pair of hits and a walk while striking out one in one inning of work to take the loss as the Orioles dropped a 5-3 decision to the Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

Norris (2-9, 6.98 ERA) has suffered through a horrendous first half. He lost his rotation spot last week, and life in the bullpen hasn't helped to this point. With the Orioles leading 1-0, he entered the game in the sixth inning, and proceeded to serve up a two-run home run to Brian Dozier, immediately followed by a solo shot off the bat of Joe Mauer.

Bud Norris SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Norris allowed one run on one walk and no hits with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings and took the loss while making his first relief appearance of the season Saturday against the White Sox.

Even a hitless bullpen appearance could not save Norris from getting pinned with a loss as he fell to 2-8 on the season. Norris will not have an opportunity to get back to the rotation in the immediate future unless there is an injury. Chris Tillman, Baltimore's starter in Saturday's game was roughed up, but he is getting more leeway than Norris, so there is no sign of a change in the rotation at this point.

Bud Norris SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Norris has officially been moved to the bullpen, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris has made 11 starts this season, stumbling to a 2-7 record, 6.79 ERA, 1.617 WHIP, and 39:19 K:BB in 55.2 innings. Middle relief appears to be his likely landing spot going forward.

Bud Norris SP BAL 3 weeks ago

Norris is expected to be replaced by Kevin Gausman in the rotation and transition to a bullpen role, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Manager Buck Showalter has yet to confirm the change, but the fact that Norris was made available out of the bullpen Friday for the second consecutive game suggests the decision has already been made. Norris, who was feeling ill prior to Friday's game but was still listed a relief option by Showalter, is 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA and has posted only three quality starts this season.

Bud Norris SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Norris allowed five runs on nine hits -- including four homers -- in the O's loss to Texas on Monday night.

With an ERA that now sits at 6.79 for the season, Norris may be in danger of losing his hold on a rotation spot. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has not publicly suggested that a change is on the horizon, but Norris has delivered just three quality starts in 11 trips to the mound this season. As the schedule currently stands, he'll face the White Sox on the road in his next start Sunday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris gave up five unearned runs, seven hits and a walk in 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Red Sox. He struck out three in the loss.

For the second straight start, Norris didn't give up a run for the first five innings before unraveling in the sixth. For the season, Norris has a 6.70 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP, and it looks as though he's scheduled to make his next start Monday against the Rangers.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris (2-5) allowed two runs on five hits and two walks over six innings in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Thursday.

Norris was cruising through five scoreless innings, but allowed a two-run bomb to Ryan Howard, and that was the difference. The 7.57 ERA tells you a lot about the season Norris has had, as this was only his third quality start of the year. Allowing six home runs and 17 walks in nine starts will get you an unsightly ERA, and he may be on his way out of the rotation soon with Kevin Gausman waiting in the wings. For now, his next scheduled start is Thursday in Boston.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris allowed four runs on eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts over 5.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

It was not as good a start as his June 7 start upon returning from the DL, but the Orioles rallied after Norris allowed the tying runs in the sixth inning. Norris has an 8.29 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season and his rotation spot will be threatened when the Orioles decide to give Kevin Gausman a shot.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 months ago

Norris (illness) was activated from the 15-day disabled list in advance of his scheduled start Sunday against the Indians, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris has been over his bout with bronchitis for a while now, but since he was only a fringe member of the rotation prior to landing on the DL, the Orioles kept him in the minors for three rehab starts. The first two didn't go particularly well, but after he tossed four no-hit innings for Triple-A Norfolk in his final outing Wednesday, the Orioles now appear comfortable returning him to the big leagues. He's 2-0 with a 3.46 ERA in his two career starts against the Tribe.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 months ago

Norris has been confirmed as the Orioles' starter for Sunday's game, the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo Encina reports.

This was widely expected and now there is firm confirmation that Norris will get the ball Sunday. He has not pitched well in three rehab starts, allowing 13 runs in 11.2 innings, so it would be best to take a wait-and-see approach with him in daily leagues.