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Bud Norris
4.22 3-7 60
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-0 / 215 NFBC ADP: 682.78
Position: SPBorn: 3/2/1985 Birthplace: Novato, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 6th Round by Astros (2006)

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Jan. 30 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-The Los Angeles Angels signed Norris to a minor league contract on Monday.
Analysis: Norris, who turns 32 in March, will be given a chance to compete for a spot in the starting rotation, Angels general manager Billy Eppler told the Orange County Register. An eight-year veteran, Norris will be joining his sixth major league team. He was a combined 6-10 with a 5.10 ERA in 19 starts between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves last season.
Aug. 26 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Norris will start the Dodgers' series opener against the Cubs on Friday.
Analysis: Norris (6-10, 4.69) is 5-5 with a 3.39 ERA in 12 career games vs. Chicago. He has a win against the Cubs when he was with the Braves earlier this year, tossing seven innings of one-run ball June 10.
Aug. 6 12:19 PM PT1:19 PM MT2:19 PM CT3:19 PM ET15:19 ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST2:49 PM VEN23:19 UAE2:19 PM CT-Norris returned to the Dodgers' rotation Friday.
Analysis: Back muscle tightness forced Norris to leave his start July 31 after just 13 pitches. The right-hander is 6-6 with a 4.74 ERA in 16 starts and 0-3 with a 2.29 ERA in 13 relief appearances this season.
Aug. 4 9:55 AM PT10:55 AM MT11:55 AM CT12:55 PM ET12:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE11:55 AM CT-Norris threw a bullpen session Wednesday and could start as scheduled Saturday against Boston.
Analysis: Back muscle tightness forced Norris to leave his start Sunday against Arizona after just 13 pitches.
July 31 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Norris came out of Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after facing two hitters. The injury is not viewed as serious by the Dodgers, who expect Norris to make his next start.
Analysis: After Norris threw his second pitch to the game's second hitter, Michael Bourne, catcher Yasmani Grandal hurried out to the mound waving trainers out of the dugout. After a brief exam and discussion that appeared to center around Norris' ribcage, the right-hander threw a pair of warmup pitchers before resuming.
July 25 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Norris will square off against Tampa Bay's Chris Archer on Tuesday.
Analysis: Norris' last start was July 20, but he pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief during Friday's 16-inning game against St. Louis and took the loss.
July 2 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET12:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE11:56 AM CT-Norris shined in his Dodgers debut on Friday, allowing two hits over six shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Rockies.
Analysis: Norris was 3-5 with a 5.02 ERA in his 10 starts with Atlanta.
June 30 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-The Dodgers acquired Norris from the Braves on the same day Clayton Kershaw was placed on the disabled list. Norris will take Kershaw's spot in the rotation Friday against the Rockies.
Analysis: Over his last five starts, Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA, 29 strikeouts and eight walks over 29 1/3 innings. Norris is 3-7 with a 4.22 ERA this season.
June 27 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Norris continued to make the most of his second chance in the Braves' rotation Sunday, allowing four hits and striking out eight with no walks in seven scoreless innings of a 5-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Norris went 1-4 with an 8.74 ERA in April and then was sent to the bullpen. Since returning to the rotation June 4, Norris is 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA in five starts.
June 11 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Norris put together another promising effort Friday when he allowed one run and four hits over seven innings in a 5-1 win over the high-powered Cubs.
Analysis: Norris, who was removed from the rotation after going 1-4 with an 8.74 ERA in his first five starts, has given up two runs and seven hits over 12 innings in his two since returning to the rotation.
Apr. 28 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Norris' woes continued in a 9-4 loss in Boston on Wednesday.
Analysis: Norris (1-4, 8.74 ERA) gave up a season-high six runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Apr. 12 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Norris struggled in Monday's 6-4 loss to Washington, allowing five runs and nine hits in five innings.
Analysis: He walked two and struck out four.

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