Bud Norris SP BAL 9 hours ago

Norris (illness) will make another rehab start Wednesday, this time with Double-A Bowie, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

He got shelled in his rehab start Friday with Triple-A Norfolk, giving up nine runs on 12 hits in 2.2 innings. Norris has been recovering from bronchitis and could have been activated had Friday's start gone better, but he apparently still has some stuff to work on. The Orioles have other options in the rotation if Norris does not improve, as Kevin Gausman's recovery is progressing well.

Bud Norris SP BAL 16 hours ago

Norris (illness) allowed nine runs on 12 hits in 2.2 innings during a rehab start at Triple-A Friday.

Norris has been recovering from bronchitis. The Orioles wanted him to make just one rehab start before activating him, but given Friday's result the team will probably rethink that plan. Norris has not been strong for the Orioles this season, drawing a 9.88 ERA in six starts with just a 1-4 record.

Bud Norris SP BAL 4 days ago

Norris (illness) will start for Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Norris has been dealing with a bout of bronchitis for the past week, but it appears he's nearing a full recovery as he'll return to minor league action within the week. He'll be eligible to be activated off the disabled list May 26 and could rejoin the big league rotation after missing just the minimum 15 days.

Bud Norris SP BAL 5 days ago

Norris (illness) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris is battling bronchitis and will now remain on the shelf through at least May 26, as he was placed on the DL retroactive to May 11. In a corresponding move, the Orioles recalled Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Bud Norris SP BAL 6 days ago

Though Norris (illness) is progressing, he will not start Tuesday, nor is it likely that he'll start Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Miguel Gonzalez has been confirmed as Tuesday's starter, and Wei-Yin Chen is most likely to start Wednesday (in the words of Dan Connolly, the O's writer for the Baltimore Sun), with Chris Tillman also an option.

Bud Norris SP BAL 7 days ago

Norris (illness) is progressing and looks to be on track to start Monday's game against the Mariners, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris is nearly fully recovered from the bout of bronchitis, which has made a challenging season all the more stressful for the right-hander. Even if manager Buck Showalter decides not to put a cap on Norris' pitch count in his return to the rotation, it's difficult to trust him as a spot-start option at this juncture. He has a 9.88 ERA and 1.86 WHIP over six starts, covering 27.1 innings.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 week ago

Manager Buck Showalter hopes Norris (illness) will be able to start Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

Norris has been slowed by an illness for a week, but it appears he is finally feeling good enough to pitch again. While Norris is on track to pitch Tuesday, he may be used in relief Sunday with scheduled starter Chris Tillman (back) unable to take the mound. If Norris does end up pitching Sunday, it's unlikely he would start Tuesday, and his next appearance likely would not come until later in the week.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 week ago

Norris (illness) will not pitch Saturday against the Angels, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

Norris is under the weather yet again and will not be able to start Saturday, so Ubaldo Jimenez will move up to oppose right-hander Matt Shoemaker. The Orioles reportedly think Norris has bronchitis, but they are not ruling him out as an option for Sunday just yet. If Norris cannot go Sunday, it would likely be either Chris Tillman or Mike Wright in the finale against Anaheim.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 week ago

Norris is once again dealing with flu-like symptoms and his Saturday start is in jeopardy, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris was able to tough it out and toe the rubber last weekend despite being under the weather, but he struggled (four runs in 3.1 innings) and it sounds like the team may opt to skip him with his symptoms lingering. The O's could move Ubaldo Jimenez up to start Saturday on regular rest and go with Chris Tillman in the finale against the Angels.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 weeks ago

Norris (illness) has been cleared to start Sunday's game against the Yankees, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Norris came down with the illness Saturday and was sent back to the Orioles' team hotel for the night. The extra rest appears to have done the trick, as Norris showed up at Yankee Stadium on Sunday morning in improved condition. Manager Buck Showalter could still have a quick hook on Norris if he struggles in the early going, as relievers Brad Brach and T.J. McFarland are both stretched out to cover multiple innings if necessary.