Bud Norris P ATL 1 week ago

Norris will be available out of the bullpen Friday, indicating that he will likely be replaced in the Braves' rotation, Dave O'Brien of the AJC reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A pair of outings lasting a combined 5.1 innings appears to have cost Norris his spot in the Braves' rotation. Norris was completely shelled by the Red Sox in his most recent outing Wednesday, allowing six earned runs through 1.1 innings while failing to record a strikeout. According to O'Brien, the Braves haven't penciled in a potential replacement for Norris when his scheduled turn in the rotation comes up Monday, but all signs point to Norris being moved out of the rotation given that he'll be pitching out of the pen Friday. MLB.com's Mark Bowman is reporting that Mike Foltynewicz could be Norris' replacement for Monday.

Bud Norris P ATL 1 week ago

Norris (1-4) was shelled by the Red Sox in Wednesday's loss. He allowed six runs on seven hits while walking two in just 1.1 innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since opening the season with a quality start against the Nationals, Norris has been smacked around for 14 runs on 21 hits in 14.1 innings. He was hoping for a resurgence this season after last year's disaster, but Norris has yet to offer any signs of that being the case. For now, the right-hander is untrustworthy in all formats.

Bud Norris P ATL 2 weeks ago

Norris was tagged for five runs (four earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings Friday against the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He gave up two home runs to Curtis Granderson, one of which was a grand slam, which essentially sealed his fate. Norris also reached 88 pitches (53 strikes) in just four innings, so there were no silver linings to be had Friday. As the Braves continue to push up their younger arms to the big leagues, Norris' rotation spot could come into question in the not-so-distant future.

Bud Norris P ATL 3 weeks ago

Norris (1-2) allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over 5.1 innings, and earned the win Saturday at the Marlins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although he didn't pitch a great game, the offense gave him plenty of run support, and the bullpen chipped in with three scoreless innings to preserve the victory for Norris. After pitching well in his first outing, he's now allowed nine runs and 21 baserunners over his last 10.1 innings of work. He'll make his next start Friday against the Mets.

Bud Norris P ATL 4 weeks ago

Norris (0-2) took the loss Monday against the Nationals as he allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Norris gave up five line drive and six fly balls as the Nationals made solid contact against him all game long. Norris has had the rough draw of getting the Nationals twice in his first two starts, and he was sharp in the first one, a quality start in Atlanta. It shouldn't be too surprising that the Nationals got to him in the road rematch, but Norris's ERA is up to 6.00 as a result.

Bud Norris P ATL 1 month ago

Norris (0-1) limited the Nationals to three runs on six hits and two walks over seven innings, but had a 3-1 loss hung on him Wednesday. He struck out four.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Those few fantasy owners who are invested in Norris could hardly have asked for a better season-opening start from the journeyman righty, who's now on his fourth organization. A win was too much to ask for against a Washington team that's a lot better than the Braves, but he acquitted himself quite well nonetheless, particularly considering that one of his walks was intentional. Norris threw 59 of his 98 pitches for strikes, which is far from spectacular, but isn't bad for a guy who's struggled with walks considerably over the course of his career. After getting the unenviable task of starting against Stephen Strasburg in this one, he'll draw a somewhat friendlier matchup against Gio Gonzalez when Norris faces Washington again on Monday.

Bud Norris P ATL 2 months ago

Norris allowed six runs on nine hits and a walk over three innings in Tuesday's spring loss to Detroit. "You look at the linescore and it (looks) a lot worse than what I thought he pitched," manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The outing represented a step back for Norris after a couple decent starts to begin the spring, but he too blew it off, saying his main takeaway was that he "got [his] work in." Norris struggled mightily between Baltimore and San Diego last year, but he has a rotation spot locked up to begin the season and should eat innings for the rebuilding Braves until some of the young arms force their way to the majors. That doesn't mean anyone should be targeting Norris in their fantasy drafts.

Bud Norris P ATL 5 months ago

Norris agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Braves on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old received a major-league contract but will take a steep pay cut after making $8.8 million last season. Norris was clobbered to the tune of a 7.06 ERA in 18 appearances (11 starts) for the Orioles last season before being released, and then pitched exclusively out of the bullpen after signing with the Padres in August. It's expected Norris will return to the rotation for the rebuilding Braves.

Bud Norris P ATL 7 months ago

Norris exited Thursday's game with a right groin strain.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Norris threw just 12 pitches on the night, and was replaced by Nick Vincent. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but groins tend to be an issue that takes a bit of time before returning. Considering his role as a middle reliever, it shouldn't have much impact in fantasy leagues on the whole.

Bud Norris P ATL 9 months ago

The Baltimore Orioles released pitcher Bud Norris on Saturday, according to MASN. Norris began the year as a starter after signing a one-year, $8.8 million deal with the Orioles in January, but was moved to the bullpen in July following a 6.79 earned-run average with 39 strikeouts and 19 walks in 55.2 innings over 11 starts. After struggling in that role, Norris was designated for assignment at the end of July, but found no suitors, which prompted his release. "He needs a fresh start and he's going to get one now," manager Buck Showalter told the Baltimore Sun. "I feel good for him that he is going to get to pick and there will be people [interested]. He's a good, healthy pitcher that is capable of a lot better than what he did for us this year. It didn't work out."