Bud Norris
P LAA
3 weeks ago

Norris allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four over three scoreless innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This was solid effort from Norris, but it was another short outing, which was to be expected after he spent nearly the entire season in the bullpen. Norris served as the Angels' closer for a good chunk of the year, and while he eventually pitched his way out of that role, he was probably good enough on the whole to land a major-league contract in free agency this winter.

Bud Norris
P LAA
4 weeks ago

Norris (2-6) allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out two over 3.1 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Norris was called from the bullpen to make the start in this contest and although he was quite effective, the Angels were unable to provide enough early run support to take him off the hook for the loss. He'll be expected to have another short outing when he makes his last start of the season Thursday against the White Sox.

Bud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris will start Saturday against the Astros, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrew Heaney (shoulder) isn't ready to return, and that means the Angels will have to go with another bullpen game, headed by Norris, while in the midst of the wild-card hunt. Norris has struggled to an 8.84 ERA and 1.91 WHIP since the All-Star break and he only went two innings (21 pitches) last week in his first start of the season.

Bud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris will start Friday's contest against the Rangers, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Norris will make his first start of the season after being used exclusively as a reliever with the Angels. While he technically is starting, manager Mike Scioscia is likely to treat this as a bullpen game, so this news is unlikely to move the fantasy needle. Norris hasn't appeared in a game since being activated off the disabled list on Sept. 6, so he may have enough gas to log a few innings before ceding way to his fellow relievers.

Bud Norris
P LAA
1 month ago

Norris (knee) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Norris was brought off the DL on Wednesday. He'll likely see frequent use now that he's back in full health, but doesn't look to be a good source of saves as Blake Parker is being used as the Angels' primary ninth inning option. So far this season, Norris has pitched 51 innings over 54 games and posted a 4.41 ERA and 1.33 WHIP.

Bud Norris
P LAA
2 months ago

Norris (knee) is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list when first eligible to return Wednesday against the Athletics, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

After notching a save Aug. 20 before hitting the disabled list just over a week later, Norris wasn't completed removed from the closing conversation, but the recurrence of knee inflammation may have taken him out of the mix. Blake Parker has since emerged as the Angels' clear top option in the ninth inning, with Cam Bedrosian looking to be next in line for saves. That will probably relegate Norris to setup work once he returns, limiting his fantasy appeal outside of AL-only formats.

Bud Norris
P LAA
2 months ago

Norris, who was placed on the 10-day DL on Tuesday, is dealing with the same knee injury that plagued him earlier this season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

He ended up missing just under two weeks earlier this season with knee inflammation, so if it is indeed a similar injury, he could return in mid September. Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker had already seemingly passed Norris for the ninth-inning duties. There are probably better uses for a roster spot in most single-season fantasy formats at this point.

Bud Norris
P LAA
2 months ago

Norris was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear what Norris is dealing with, or when the issue cropped up on him, but it could help explain his brutal run of form over the past month. Over his last 13 appearances (dating back to July 25), Norris has blown two saves and compiled an abysmal 12.66 ERA and 2.34 WHIP. A timetable for his return should come into focus once the Angels provide more details regarding his status. Eric Young was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake to take his place on the roster.

Bud Norris
P LAA
2 months ago

Norris worked around a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning to earn his 19th save of the season Sunday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Norris put two men on with one out, but he sat down the next two batters to escape the jam. He has been a bit shaky of late, allowing six earned runs in his last 4.1 innings of work while allowing 10 men to reach during that span. Intrerstingly enough, Cam Bedrosian pitched the seventh inning in this one, indicating that perhaps the pecking order for saves for the Halos is still a fluid one.

Bud Norris
P LAA
2 months ago

Norris was used in the sixth inning Tuesday, giving up a run on one hit while striking out one in a 3-1 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

This was Norris' first appearance since his three-run implosion on Aug. 10. Since then, three different Angels relievers have converted saves in his stead. Manager Mike Scioscia has remained mum on his closer situation, but Norris' atrocious eight-game stretch (22.24 ERA) and his usage in middle relief Tuesday tells us that his unexpected run as the Halos' closer has come to an end.