10DBud Norris
P LAA
2 days ago

Norris is on the disabled list due to right knee inflammation.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first news of a knee issue for the Angels' closer, although inflammation does make the injury seem fairly minor. However, it's unclear how the Angels plan to handle this situation given that their original closer, Cam Bedrosian, will now be able to slot back into the closer's role as a result of this development. More information on a return timetable should come forth in the coming days, although if it does only hold Norris out for the minimum 10 days, he'd be able to return by June 30.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
2 days ago

Norris was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's currently unclear why Norris is being sidelined, but information on that should come forth relatively soon. Norris had been excelling in the closer's role for the Angels while Cam Bedrosian was hurt, but there seemed to be a bullpen battle in the making when Bedrosian was activated and Huston Street (triceps) closing in on activation. This will make things somewhat easier, as Bedrosian now seems to be in line for save opportunities again. Mike Morin will come up from the minors to fill the vacancy in the bullpen for now, although the length of his stay will likely be dependent on the severity of Norris' injury. Things should become clearer once the team discloses what's bothering the veteran right-hander.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
2 weeks ago

Norris loaded the bases in the ninth inning on two hits and a walk before striking out Alex Aliva to end the game in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Tigers, picking up his 11th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

He picked a bad time to have a nervous ninth with Cam Bedrosian (groin) set to come off the DL on Thursday. Norris has still converted six straight save opportunities with a 1.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 17:6 K:BB in 13.2 innings over his last 15 appearances, and he's given the Angels plenty of incentive to keep him in the closer role even after Bedrosian returns.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
3 weeks ago

Norris retired the final two batters of Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Braves to convert his 10th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old has experienced unexpected success as the Halos' closer this season, posting career-bests in ERA (2.84), WHIP (1.03) and strikeout rate (11.7 K/9) as a reliever. Preseason closing favorites Huston Street (back) and Cam Bedrosian (groin) are expected to return next week, but it is unclear if either would unseat Norris in the ninth inning considering the latter's success in the role.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
4 weeks ago

Norris closed out the Angels' 5-2 win Saturday in a non-save situation, allowing one run and a walk in the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever had been considered day-to-day after reporting knee soreness following Friday's appearance, but appears to be just fine. Norris allowed a home run to Marcell Ozuna and walked J.T. Realmuto before retiring J.T. Riddle to end the game. The 32-year-old is 9-for-11 in save opportunities this season and should continue to be regularly available out of the bullpen moving forward.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
4 weeks ago

Norris (knee) played catch with no setbacks and feels like he can "absolutely" pitch today, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was lifted after experiencing knee soreness just three pitches into his appearance Friday. It sounds like he avoided a serious injury and could be available out of the bullpen as soon as tonight. The Angels could opt to take a cautious approach with their closer, but judging from his statements today, it sounds like Norris will be ready if he is called upon.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
4 weeks ago

Norris is day-to-day with right knee soreness, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Norris left Friday's game after making just three pitches in the ninth inning. For now, it doesn't sound like this issue will push Norris to the disabled list. Expect Blake Parker or Jose Alvarez to be in line for any save opportunities that come up while Norris deals with the knee injury.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris allowed a walk and a hit while striking out three batters over 1.1 scoreless innings to collect his ninth save of the season during Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Norris is thriving out of the bullpen and now sports a 2.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 11.8 K/9 to go along with his nine saves. Considering his success, it is going be difficult to pry ninth-inning duties away from Norris, even when Cam Bedrosian (groin) returns from the disabled list.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris threw 1.1 innings of shutout ball while walking one and striking out two to earn his eighth save of the year in Monday's 5-3 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Norris is now sporting a clean 2.95 ERA with an 11.4 K/9 in 21.1 innings in 2017. He's 8-for-10 in save chances and should continue to be owned in all formats as long as he's the ninth-inning guy for the Halos with Cam Bedrosian (groin) on the disabled list. Even when Bedrosian, Andrew Bailey (shoulder) and Huston Street (back) return, Norris has earned himself a late-inning role.

10DBud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his sixth save of the season in a 7-3 win over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Keynan Middleton started the inning but walked the first two batters he faced, setting up a save situation for Norris. The veteran righty now has a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 22:7 K:BB through 18 innings and should retain a key role in the Angels' bullpen even after Cam Bedrosian (groin) returns to the mound.