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Orioles and Bud Norris avoid arbitration with one-year, $5.3 million deal

Jan 16, 2014, 10:31 PM EDT

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Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles and right-hander Bud Norris have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.3 million contract.

Norris made $3 million last season while posting a 4.18 ERA and 147/67 K/BB ratio over 176 2/3 innings between the Astros and Orioles, so he’ll nearly double his salary in his second year of arbitration. He remains under team control through 2015.

Norris has been mentioned as a possibility to fill the Orioles’ vacant closer role, but it appears that he’ll remain in the starting rotation to begin 2014.

  1. NYTolstoy - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Always liked Norris. Feel likes he’s under valued.

  2. sophiethegreatdane - Jan 17, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    ….And the Orioles bold plan to corner the market on #5 pitchers takes another leap forward! Behold the relentless pursuit of mediocrity!

    • xsherr - Jan 17, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      dammit. i wish i could say you’re wrong.

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