Bud Norris
P LAD
2 months ago

Norris was released by the Dodgers on Wednesday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris did not provide the Dodgers with anywhere near the quality innings he logged for the Braves earlier this season. He posted a 6.54 ERA in 42.2 innings for the Dodgers, and it soon became clear that he was perhaps a worse option than some of the team's inexperienced rookie starters, which led to him being designated for assignment earlier this month. Norris will look to catch on with another team, likely as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months ago

Norris was designated for assignment Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Alex Wood, and they decided that it was finally time to cut Norris. Since being acquired from the Braves, the veteran right-hander hasn't done much to cement his spot on Los Angeles' roster, sporting a paltry 6.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with the Dodgers. He'll likely be looking for a team in need of a veteran starter in the offseason once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months ago

Norris will not start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brock Stewart is set to take the ball for a spot start Saturday in place of Norris, who has reportedly been demoted to bullpen duty for the time being according to Gurnick. With the season winding down, it's unclear whether Norris will get another start this year.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months ago

Norris will rejoin the rotation to start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was lit up for six runs (five earned) in just three innings in his last start two weeks ago and allowed two runs in less than an inning in his lone relief appearance since then. With rookie Julio Urias moving to the bullpen in an attempt to monitor the number of innings he throws, Norris will rejoin the rotation for at least one time through. The results have been mixed thus far, as the 31-year-old holds a 5.42 ERA in 19 starts this season with both the Braves and Dodgers.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months ago

Norris gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits and three walks while lasting just three innings into Wednesday's start against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

After the Dodgers got shut out in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's doubleheader, they turned to Norris looking to regain some momentum in the back end, but he promptly allowed five first-inning runs. There was a period of time there in June and early July where Norris was looking like a viable fantasy starter, but he's been a combination of injured and ineffective since coming over from Atlanta earlier this year. He now owns a 6.10 ERA over 42.1 innings as a Dodger.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months ago

Norris will start the second game of the Dodgers' double header against the Rockies, Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rich Hill was scratched from his scheduled start as he continues dealing with a blister on his hand. In his place, Norris will take the mound and look to improve upon his recent poor showings. Over his last three games, Norris has pitched just 9.1 innings and allowed nine runs off 12 hits and nine walks.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 months 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 months 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
3 months 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
4 months 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).