5 years ago

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that teams are calling the Astros about the availability of Bud Norris, and they "are listening."

Passan lists the Royals as one team that's interested in Norris, and they've also reached out to Shaun Marcum's representatives. Norris is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so the Astros might decide to deal him before his price goes up too high. The right-hander posted a disappointing 4.65 ERA in 2012 but also struck out a batter per inning.