Bud Norris

Bud Norris

Height/Weight: 6' 0"/220 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Greenbrae, California
College: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Draft: 2006 6th round by the
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    National League's top pitching tandems create a potentially tough postseason for Cardinals

    The Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have formidable pitching tandems atop their rotations. In his last three seasons, Max Fried has posted a 35-14 record with a 2.68 ERA, a WHIP of 1.05 and a 4.11-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.


    Trea Turner is 'Philadelphia's next Chase Utley': Charlie Manuel evokes Phillies legend

    Charlie Manuel has seen it all. He's seen Jim Thome and Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins and Bryce Harper feel the anger of Philly fans, but he has also seen the most beloved Phillies regarded with reverence reserved for heroes and saints. Manuel believes the newest Philadelphia superstar will be revered. “Trea Turner?” Manuel said Thursday. “Hell, he's Philadelphia's next Chase Utley.” Turner in December signed a $300 million contract to be the Phillies shortstop for the next 11 years. He has become an instant sensation, like Thome in 2002 and Harper in 2019, and he has used this spring training and the World Baseball Classic to tease his new fans. Not that they needed titillation. Advertisement


    Kyle Gibson is coming off a down season. The Orioles' defense could help him bounce back.

    A good defense is a pitcher's best friend, and for Kyle Gibson, he's had few years with a best friend. Gibson, a 10-year veteran, has largely spent his career in front of poor defenses — a tall task for any pitcher, but especially one with a low 90s mph fastball who relies on soft contact more than swings and misses. Last season, Gibson posted a 5.05 ERA with the Philadelphia Phillies, a team that made it to the World Series despite having one of the worst defenses in the major leagues. Now the Orioles' opening day starter, Gibson is looking to have a renaissance at 35 years old behind a defense that could be one of the best in baseball.