Bud Norris SP BAL 3 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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.

Bud Norris SP BAL 4 weeks ago

Norris is expected to start Sunday's game in Cleveland, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Norris has been rehabbing at Triple-A Norfolk, where he threw four no-hit innings Wednesday night. Barring an unforeseen setback, Norris will get the start Sunday, and the team figures to offer confirmation in the near future.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris (illness) threw four no-hit innings with one walk and two strikeouts Wednesday at Triple-A.

That should be enough to punch a ticket for Sunday's start for the Orioles. He had previously struggled in two minor league starts while working his way back from bronchitis. In six MLB starts this season, Norris has a 9.88 ERA and 1.87 WHIP, so the extended rehab assignment was also an attempt to help Norris right the ship in the minors before returning to the big league team.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris will be shortened up in Wednesday's start and remains a possibility to join the Orioles' rotation Sunday, MLB.com's Britt Ghiroli reports.

After Tuesday's game was postponed and it was announced Norris would pitch Game 1 of the doubleheader Wednesday, it seemed that he may not be able to make Sunday's start for the big league club, but that is apparently not the case. Monitor his status following Wednesday's outing to see if any word comes about him getting called up to join the Orioles' rotation.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 month ago

Norris will start Game 1 of Triple-A Norfolk's doubleheader Wednesday, the Virginian-Pilot's David Hall reports.

He was supposed to make the start Tuesday but the game was postponed due to bad weather. Norris is expected to throw 65-70 pitches in Wednesday's game but following Tuesday's postponement, Norris will not be on schedule to be able to start Sunday's game this week. It remains to be seen who will make the start Sunday for Baltimore, or if Norris will indeed join the big league club following Wednesday's start.