Bud Norris SP BAL 12 Hrs

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.

Bud Norris SP BAL 5 Months

Norris was dominant in Friday night's 5-0 victory, limiting the Yankees to just three hits and two walks while piling up 10 strikeouts across seven scoreless innings.

Norris appears poised to put up an outstanding September for the Orioles. Through three starts this month, the 29-year-old hurler is now 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB ratio across 19 innings. Norris is likely to return to the mound next Friday versus the Red Sox.

Bud Norris SP BAL 5 Months

Norris received a no-decision Sunday after tossing six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks.

Norris was bit by the home run bug in a big way Sunday, allowing four solo shots to account for all of the four runs he gave up. He didn't come with his best stuff Sunday, getting only six swinging strikes, though he did get four strikeouts. Norris now sports a respectable 3.92 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season, and will look to lower those numbers against the Yankees in his next scheduled start Saturday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 5 Months

Norris threw six shutout innings against the Reds, scattering four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts Tuesday.

Norris may have been able to go one more inning, but he was pulled at 93 pitches. He had allowed four runs in each of his last two outings, but he rebounded nicely in this start. His seven strikeouts represent his highest total since July 21.

Bud Norris SP BAL 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 5 Months

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.