Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:24:08 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles could move SP Bud Norris to the bullpen to close games if RP Tommy Hunter struggles in that role. Signing free-agent SP Ervin Santana (Royals) would give Baltimore a logjam in the rotation, making Norris one of the more likely starters to be moved to the bullpen or traded.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:48:52 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris allowed just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts over two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League spring game Monday, March 3.
Fantasy Tip: Norris is a great source of strikeouts for those in rotisserie formats, and the team should help him to plenty of wins with a strong lineup providing support. He is a must-have for AL-only fantasy owners, but he is only worth a late-round flier in mixed head-to-head formats.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:49:17 -0800
With Baltimore Orioles SP's Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez ticketed for the first four rotation spots, the battle for the fifth slot is expected to be fierce. SP's Suk-Min Yoon, Bud Norris and out-of-options Zach Britton will battle for the fifth slot, with SP Kevin Gausman likely headed to the minors.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:28:25 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles rotation is definitely not set in stone, according to Brittany Ghiroli, with only SP Chris Tillman considered a lock. SPs Zach Britton, Kevin Gausman and Brian Matusz will likely battle for the fifth starter job, and maybe more, if SPs Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris falter. SP Steven Johnson is also considered to be in the mix.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:19:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris will make $5.3 million this season under his one-year contract.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:34:17 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles avoided arbitration with SP Bud Norris Thursday, Jan. 16, by agreeing to an undisclosed deal. Norris made $3 million last season.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:33:43 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz will be in competition to earn a starting rotation spot this spring, according to manager Buck Showalter. Matusz was 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA and held lefties to a .168 average in relief last season. He has a 5.51 ERA in his career as a starter. SPs Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez appear to have locked down spots in the rotation, and SP Bud Norris will also likely be a starter. However, the O's have considered the idea of using Norris as their closer, too. Matusz will likely compete with SPs Zach Britton, Steven Johnson, T.J. McFarland and Kevin Gausman.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:34:06 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles tendered contracts to six of their arbitration-eligible players Monday, Dec. 2: C Matt Wieters, 1B Chris Davis, SP Tommy Hunter, SP Bud Norris, SP Brian Matusz and P Troy Patton. They also re-signed 1B Steve Pearce.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:13:54 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris (elbow) is likely to start Wednesday, Sept. 25, against the Toronto Blue Jays, although SP Jason Hammel is also a possibility.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:05:36 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris (elbow) played catch Sunday, Sept. 15, and is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 17. "I can't tell you he didn't feel anything today but it's much improved from where he was," manager Buck Showalter said. "Tuesday will tell where he fits in."