• by RotoWire Staff |

    Padres RP Bud Norris leaves with groin strain

    San Diego Padres pitcher Bud Norris exited Thursday's game with a right groin strain.

    Norris threw just 12 pitches on the night, and was replaced by Nick Vincent. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but groins tend to be an issue that takes a bit of time before returning. Considering his role as a middle reliever, it shouldn't have much impact in fantasy leagues on the whole.

  • by Michael Hurcomb |

    Orioles designate pitcher Bud Norris for assignment

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Bud Norris was designated for assignment Friday to clear a spot on the 25- and 40-man rosters for outfielder Gerardo Parra, who was acquired in a trade with the Brewers.

    The 30-year-old right-hander began the season in the rotation before being moved to the bullpen in early July. He went 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA in 11 starts and went 0-2 with an 8.44 ERA in seven relief appearances.

  • by Marty Gitlin |

    Report: Orioles seeking to unload failed SP Bud Norris

    The Baltimore Orioles are trying to trade right-hander Bud Norris , whose market value decreased through poor performances that cost him a rotation spot, per MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal.

    Norris, who has been moved to the bullpen with a gaudy 6.82 ERA, is still owed nearly $4 million this season. He has struggled as a reliever as well with four earned runs allowed in five innings pitched.

  • by Shawn Krest |

    Orioles inform Bud Norris he's headed to the bullpen

    The Baltimore Orioles informed Bud Norris that he would be sent to the bullpen, per the Baltimore Sun.

    Manager Buck Showalter confirmed that Kevin Gausman would start Tuesday's game, and Norris would be the right-handed long-relief man and spot starter. 

    "We certainly have confidence in him, but he’s capable of a lot better level than he’s pitching at right now," Showalter said of Norris. 

    "I'm going to go down there and pitch and when I get called on, I'm going to do the best job I can," Norris said

  • by Jason Butt |

    Orioles P Bud Norris has another poor outing in blowout loss

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher Bud Norris had yet another disappointing outing in Monday night's 8-1 loss to the Rangers. 

    Norris surrendered five earned runs in six innings of work while walking one batter and striking out four. Norris gave up a four home runs in the game. He hasn't given up more than one in any game this season. 

    Norris, who fell to 2-7 this year, is hopeful he can turn things around after the All-Star break. 

    "I'm not a first-half guy, I hope I'm a second-half guy," Norris said, via MLB.com. "I know what I did for this team last year in the second half and I just want to get back to that guy.

    "A couple pitches here and there, if I find my slider, I feel like I'm a lot more in-tune with the game. I wasn't that far off. There was some positives to this, but I got to look at these negatives too and understand you have to keep the ball in the ballpark."

    Norris now has a paltry ERA of 6.79 this season.