Bud Norris SP BAL 5 days ago

Norris held the Yankees to three runs in five innings with seven strikeouts in Wednesday's win.

This was a huge rebound from Norris' season-opening start, though he was not dazzling by any means. Norris needed 98 pitches to get through his five innings and fell short of a quality start by an inning. Still, it is a lot better than his eight runs allowed in three innings last week.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 week ago

Norris was tagged for eight runs on seven hits over three innings in a losing effort against Toronto on Friday.

He exited with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, and Brad Brach was unable to work out of the jam. The Orioles currently have Kevin Gausman in the bullpen, but it would take a few more blow-ups before Norris' hold on a rotation spot might come into question. Norris' next start will come Wednesday against the Yankees at Camden Yards.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 weeks ago

With Ubaldo Jimenez announced as Baltimore's fifth starter, Norris will be slated as the No. 4 starter, MASN Sports reports.

Norris is coming off a rocky spring in which he allowed 12 earned runs on 16 hits with nine walks in 11.2 innings. Spring training stats should always be taken with a grain of salt because pitchers are usually working on their secondary pitches. Norris is in a contract year and will be motivated this season and he is hot off a 15-win season.

Bud Norris SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Norris threw 71 pitches and allowed two runs on three hits, with four walks and five strikeouts in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

Norris should have a couple of starts remaining this spring, at which point he should land around 100 pitches. He has been a bit wild in his four spring starts, allowing 13 runs - 12 earned - on 16 hits and five home runs, with nine walks and nine strikeouts in 11.2 innings. Despite all that, Norris is pegged for the No. 3 spot in the rotation.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris allowed three runs in 2.2 innings Friday and revealed he had discomfort in his back after his prior start, according to MASN Sports.

Manager Buck Showalter did not know about the injury and Norris was able to take the mound in his regular spring turn, which suggests it was a very minor injury. Norris surrendered a three-run home run to Mark Reynolds, but he allowed four hits and walked three in the game. He walked 52 in 165.1 innings in 2014, so Norris showed a bit of his wild side Friday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris pitched his first game this spring Saturday and surrendered four runs on four hits and one walk with two strikeouts in one inning.

Do not hit the panic button after a spring debut. Norris was serviceable in 2014, winning 15 games, including seven of eight decisions in August and September. Norris started slow in 2014, just three quality starts in his first 11 starts. It is a contract year for Norris, who has been healthy in camp and is slated for the third spot in the rotation.

Bud Norris SP BAL 3 months ago

Norris and the Orioles agreed to a $8.8 million deal for 2015, avoiding arbitration, the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly reports.

Norris, who turns 30 in March, settled for below the midpoint of what he was looking for ($10.25 million) and what the Orioles initially offered ($7.5 million). Considering he made $5.3 million in 2014, this should still be considered a success for Norris. He should be assured of a spot at the back of the Orioles' rotation in 2015, but his ERA will probably be closer to 4.00 than 3.00, and he should be reserved for deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.

Bud Norris SP BAL 6 months ago

Norris will start Game 2 of the ALCS against the Royals on Saturday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

The 29-year-old twirled a gem in Game 3 of the Division Series, allowing just two hits over 6.2 scoreless innings against the Tigers. Norris will look to even the series with another victory over Yordano Ventura and the Royals, a team he held to one run over 7.1 innings back on May 17.

Bud Norris SP BAL 7 months ago

Norris will start Game 3 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Sunday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

As expected, the Orioles, looking to punch their ticket to the ALCS, will turn to Norris to oppose David Price in Sunday's Game 3. Norris did not fare well in two starts against Detroit during the regular season, allowing nine earned runs on 14 hits and two walks over 12.2 innings.

Bud Norris SP BAL 7 months ago

Norris wasn't all that sharp Wednesday against New York, but pitched well enough to earn the victory, going six innings and allowing three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out nine.

Two of the three runs came via the long-ball as Norris earned his 15th win of the season. He closes the season with a 3.65 ERA.