Bud Norris SP BAL 20 Hrs

Norris allowed four runs and six hits in six innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He struck out five batters.

After making an abbreviated start in his last turn due to weather, while also pitching poorly (2 IP, 4 ER), Norris didn't really rebound Thursday. He's done a good job of limiting walks lately though, allowing just six free passes in his last 32.1 innings, while striking out 24 batters. His overall numbers are nothing special, but he's playing for a contending team, so expect a decent amount of wins down the stretch. He'll take on Cincinnati at home in his next start.

Bud Norris SP BAL 6 Days

Norris allowed four runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts before his start was cut short with a three hour rain delay against the Cubs Saturday.

Norris was not particularly good before exiting, needing 58 pitches to get through two innings. Norris had wins in his prior three starts, but he has an ERA of 5.12 in four August starts.

Bud Norris SP BAL 11 Days

Norris picked up his 11th win of the season Monday, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts over seven innings against the White Sox.

Norris improves to 3-0 in August with a 3.69 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 17.1 innings. The right-hander will face the Cubs on the road Saturday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 18 Days

Norris won Monday against the Yankees as he pitched five innings and allowed three runs, five hits and one walk to go along with five strikeouts.

Norris didn't have his best stuff Monday, but he kept the Orioles in the game and stayed in there long enough for the offense to eventually explode and help secure his victory. He has had trouble providing length of late though as he has pitched 5.1 innings or less in three of his last four starts.

Bud Norris SP BAL 24 Days

Norris picked up the win Tuesday, tossing 5.1 innings of seven-hit, two-run ball against the Blue Jays. He also walked two and fanned six in the win.

Norris (9-7) weathered the storm despite allowing seven hits, with the only damage coming on a two-out, two-run shot by Colby Rasmus in the fourth. The 29-year-old righty's ERA is now 3.68 on the year, to go with a mediocre 37:86 BB:K and 86 K's in 115 innings (19 starts). He'll face another AL East rival in the Yankees when he pitches again Monday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 Month

In his return to the rotation, Bud Norris allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Angels.

Demoted prior to the All-Star break to keep him on a regular pitching schedule, Norris walked two and allowed eight hits, but he also struck out eight. The right-hander struggled in his one-start sojourn in Double-A, so it was nice to see a quick return to form at the game's highest level. Norris (8-6, 3.78 ERA) stays out West next time around, taking on the Mariners this weekend in Seattle.

Bud Norris SP BAL 1 Month

Orioles recalled RHP Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie.

Norris was sent down prior to the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. He'll make his return to the Orioles' rotation on Monday against the Angels. Norris holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 15 starts this season.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris allowed three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a start at Double-A Bowie.

Norris walked five and allowed four hits, but he also struck out seven. The right-hander was optioned to Double-A Bowie last Thursday so that he could get in work over the All-Star break after missing close to three weeks with a groin strain. Norris is expected to return to the Orioles' rotation next Monday to face the Angels.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Orioles optioned RHP Bud Norris to Double-A Bowie.

The move looks strange on the surface, but Norris has an option remaining and the Orioles don't want him to have a long layoff between starts with the All-Star break coming up. He figures to make one start in Double-A before being called back up. He's eligible to return on on July 20 against the Athletics.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Bud Norris is not an option to start on short rest Sunday against the Yankees.

Showalter previously floated the idea after Norris threw just four innings on Wednesday, but that's no longer an option. However, it's possible he could be available in relief.