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. 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.
Norris will start Saturday against the Astros, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. 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.
Norris will start Friday's contest against the Rangers, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Norris will make his first start of the season after being used exclusively as a reliever with the Angels. While he is technically starting, manager Mike Scioscia will likely treat this as a bullpen game, eliminating the possibility of a fantasy-relevant outing. Norris hasn't appeared in a game since being activated off the disabled list Sept. 6, so he may have enough gas to log a few innings before passing the baton to his fellow relievers.
Norris (knee) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. 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.
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. 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.