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Bud Norris to make O’s debut Thursday … vs. Astros

Jul 31, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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As first reported by Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, new Orioles starter Bud Norris will make his debut on Thursday night against the team that just traded him, the Houston Astros. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET at Baltimore’s Camden Yards.

Norris was dealt to the Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for outfield prospect L.J. Hoes, left-handed pitching prospect Josh Hader and a competitive balance pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft.

The 28-year-old right-hander has a 3.93 ERA in 21 starts this season and he’s fanned 90 batters in 126 innings. He’s making a $3 million salary this year and is arbitration-eligible in both 2014 and 2015.

  1. ienjoysensi - Aug 1, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    He’s gonna thrive with the birds. And pick up his first win with them tonight. Great pick up. Steal in my opinion. As a sox fan I’m loving this al east race . Red Sox , orioles , Tampa all upgrade while the Yankees stay put. Can’t wait to watch this pan out .

  2. misterwinston - Aug 1, 2013 at 1:03 AM

    Actually the first pitch is at 7:05 ET but your better off too early then too late….

    • darthicarus - Aug 1, 2013 at 6:47 AM

      I suppose if we are pointing out mistakes, you probably meant to use you’re instead of your and than instead of then.

  3. notsoshook - Aug 1, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    What are the odds that his first pitch is high and tight.

  4. mudhead123 - Aug 1, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    Sox and O’s upgraded? Guess I missed that. Since there is no way Bud Norris and Jake Peavy is what you’re referring to

    • joeflaccosunibrow - Aug 1, 2013 at 7:38 AM

      He has a 3.93 ERA. Way better than Hammel. So yes, an upgrade.

    • hammyofdoom - Aug 1, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      You’re really saying Peavy isn’t an upgrade for the Sox? Move Workman to the pen, keep Aceves out of the 5th starter role…sounds like a win all around for me. It’s not like the signed goddamn Sandy Kofax, but especially for this trade deadline this was a coup for the Sox

  5. proudlycanadian - Aug 1, 2013 at 5:13 AM

    Norris is probably wondering if Baltimore is an upgrade over Houston as Houston demolished Baltimore last night.

    • stex52 - Aug 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      Bud’s been through the absolute worst times (assuming that they are over). I imagine the thought of some good hitting and fielding behind him will occur, if it hasn’t already. I think he will mature into a solid #3.

      At some point they have to stop trading for prospects and actually field a team. But this is not a terrible haul. Per Bob, 2015 may be a little optimistic. But It gives them some more pieces to work with a couple of years down the road. Especially the draft pick.

      Good luck, Bud.

  6. Bob - Aug 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Great move by the Astros. They trade a decent starting pitcher under club control for at least another two years for a slap-hitting OF, a low-A starting pitcher and a draft pick. Smells like another salary dump by the guy running the group that overpaid for the Astros, didn’t have the money to overpay for them and doesn’t have a TV deal.

    And on top of that, a group that threw away 51 years and agreed to a league switch at gunpoint to a league with the Yankees and Red Sox and 13 other teams that are average-or-worse draws for attendance.

    Terrific. The franchise will be respectable in 2015 or earlier, so they say. Can’t wait.

  7. kelshannon19 - Aug 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Guys what did I fell you about pissing in Bob’s cereal?

    • stex52 - Aug 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      I don’t agree that this is a salary dump. And the Yankees and the Sox will probably draw well. But pretty much everything else Bob says is accurate.

      Just glad he is distracting you guys from my complaining.

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