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.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Making his first start since June 21, Bud Norris struggled, allowing five runs in four innings in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Norris showed a little rust, as two of the six hits he allowed were solo home runs to Wilson Ramos and Ian Desmond. He walked one while striking out only two. Norris, now 7-6, has a 3.96 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 62/29 K/BB ratio. The right-hander will have to take on the Athletics on the road to kick off the second half of the season following the All-Star break.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Orioles activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.

Norris will rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Tuesday against the Nationals, assuming the weather holds off. The right-hander holds a 3.62 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 60/28 K/BB ration in 87 innings this year.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris (groin) is listed as the Orioles' starter for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

The right-hander will face off against Washington's Doug Fister. Norris has been sidelined since June 22 with a right groin strain. He owns a cool 3.62 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 60/28 K/BB ration in 87 innings this year.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris (groin) is expected to rejoin the Orioles' rotation on Wednesday.

That's assuming he feels good following Saturday's two-inning simulated game. Norris has been sidelined for the last two weeks with a right groin strain but has said in recent days that he's feeling fine. He's put up a 3.62 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 60/28 K/BB ration in 87 innings this season for Baltimore.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris (groin) threw a simulated game on Saturday.

Norris has been on the disabled list since June 22, with a right groin strain. He is expected to rejoin the starting rotation on Monday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris (groin) is scheduled to throw a two innings in a simulated game on Saturday.

He was expected to throw on Friday, but had the session pushed back due to rain. If all goes well, he should be cleared to come off the disabled list on Monday.

Bud Norris SP BAL 2 Months

Bud Norris (groin) will go though pitchers' fielding practice on Thursday.

Norris wasn't sure if he'll throw a bullpen session Friday as originally reported. The right-hander says his groin is fine and he hopes to come off the disabled list on Monday, but the Orioles might make him throw a 'pen session and/or simulated game first.