Bud Norris
P LAD
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Manager Mike Scioscia said that Norris will continue to pitch multiple innings this spring, but he will not following the four rest day schedule the starters follow, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

This all but confirms that Norris will be used as a reliever the begin the season, making Jesse Chavez the logical choice to the fill the fifth starter role. The 32-year-old struggled this spring, posting a 5.68 ERA in 6.1 innings of work. Norris was unlikely to generate much fantasy value as a starter anyways, but it looks like he can be safely avoided even in deeper formats.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 weeks ago

Norris allowed three runs on three hits while striking out two across two innings of work Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It was his first appearance in nearly a week after he was pulled from his last outing with a torn fingernail. Although not all went as planned for Norris, it's good news that he was able to get through a pair of innings without aggravating his finger. He'll look to settle in and turn things around as he competes for the Angels' fifth starter spot with a handful of candidates this spring.

Bud Norris
P LAD
3 weeks ago

Norris (finger) threw a successful bullpen Wednesday and is scheduled to pitch two innings in Saturday's tilt against the Dodgers, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris came out of his last start with a torn fingernail and has been held out of action for a week. He is currently competing for the Angels' fifth starter spot with a handful of candidates. Realistically, the two veterans in the competition (both he and Jesse Chavez) are the main candidates, so it is important for Norris to get back on the mound to prove his worth. From a fantasy perspective, both pitchers provide similar value: deep league options with some strikeout potential.

Bud Norris
P LAD
4 weeks ago

Norris (finger) had ripped his middle fingernail while throwing a slider in his start on Friday. He doesn't think it will cause him to miss his next bullpen session on Tuesday or Wednesday, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris is currently competing for the Angels' fifth starter spot, so it is fortunate for him that this ailment isn't expected to keep him out long. Both he and Jesse Chavez are considered the early front-runners to win the job out of spring training, so how they perform on the mound should ultimately dictate the organization's final decision.

Bud Norris
P LAD
1 month ago

Norris -- who is fighting for the Angels' fifth rotation spot -- had a successful debut Sunday, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings while walking one and striking out two against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was brought into Angels' camp as a non-roster invitee, so he will have to stand out this spring to earn a spot on the 25-man roster. He hasn't had an ERA under five over the past two seasons, but he did post a 3.65 ERA with Baltimore in 2014 and he hasn't had a strikeout rate below 7.5 across his eight-year career. Norris is toying with a new delivery and said that it will take a while for him to implement it fully. If the delivery helps him reign in his pitches (3.9 BB/9 last season) and he wins the fifth starter job, then he could have some deep league intrigue for strikeout potential.

Bud Norris
P LAD
2 months ago

Norris agreed to a minor league deal with the Angels on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris struggled on the mound last year, splitting time between the Braves and Dodgers while posting a 5.10 ERA across 113 innings in the process. The 31-year-old also accumulated a 102/49 K/BB rate, another number he will need to improve upon if he hopes to make the Angels' Opening Day roster.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 months ago

Norris was released by the Dodgers on Wednesday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris did not provide the Dodgers with anywhere near the quality innings he logged for the Braves earlier this season. He posted a 6.54 ERA in 42.2 innings for the Dodgers, and it soon became clear that he was perhaps a worse option than some of the team's inexperienced rookie starters, which led to him being designated for assignment earlier this month. Norris will look to catch on with another team, likely as a non-roster invitee to spring training.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 months ago

Norris was designated for assignment Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Alex Wood, and they decided that it was finally time to cut Norris. Since being acquired from the Braves, the veteran right-hander hasn't done much to cement his spot on Los Angeles' roster, sporting a paltry 6.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with the Dodgers. He'll likely be looking for a team in need of a veteran starter in the offseason once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 months ago

Norris will not start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brock Stewart is set to take the ball for a spot start Saturday in place of Norris, who has reportedly been demoted to bullpen duty for the time being according to Gurnick. With the season winding down, it's unclear whether Norris will get another start this year.

Bud Norris
P LAD
6 months ago

Norris will rejoin the rotation to start Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was lit up for six runs (five earned) in just three innings in his last start two weeks ago and allowed two runs in less than an inning in his lone relief appearance since then. With rookie Julio Urias moving to the bullpen in an attempt to monitor the number of innings he throws, Norris will rejoin the rotation for at least one time through. The results have been mixed thus far, as the 31-year-old holds a 5.42 ERA in 19 starts this season with both the Braves and Dodgers.