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The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros have agreed to a trade that will send Bud Norris to Baltimore for L.J. Hoes , left-hander Josh Hader and a 2014 Competitive Balance pick.
Norris, the 28-year-old slider specialist, has pitched to a 3.93 ERA (104 ERA+), 1.41 WHIP and 2.09 K/BB ratio this season and fills a huge need for Baltimore’s rotation.
Hoes had more walks (58) than strikeouts (56) for the Norfolk Tides and was batting .304 with a .406 on-base percentage. Against left-handers, he had a .442 on-base percentage.
He was ranked as Baltimore’s No. 6 prospect prior to the season according to Baseball America.
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Astros’ ace Bud Norris was scratched from his start Tuesday amid trade rumors, and a late addition to such rumors are the Diamondbacks. The MLB.com beat writer for the Astros, Brian McTaggart, says a source has told him three teams are showing a lot of interest in the 28-year-old, the Diamondbacks, Orioles, and Pirates.
Bud Norris has been scratched from his start by the Astros tonight, and Jeff Passan just relayed this on Twitter:
Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow makes sense.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2013
It's not clear to me whether or not Passan has knowledge of a potential...
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Bud Norris from the Houston Astros to help bolster a rotation that will be without injured Jason Hammel for what could be an extended period.
The Orioles are sending outfielder L.J. Hoes and left-handed prospect Josh Hader to the Astros in a deal agreed to moments before Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.
Houston Astros pitcher Bud Norris has been scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.
The team declined to immediately provide a reason for the move, but the right-hander has been the topic of trade speculation. A team official said Norris had not been dealt yet.
The non-waiver trade deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Lucas Harrell replaced Norris...
In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade deadline day, acquiring pitcher Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox.
Hoping to catch the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks filled a hole in their bullpen Wednesday by sending struggling 20-game winner Ian Kennedy to San Diego for lefty reliever...
So, the trade deadline turned out to be kind of a bust. Anytime when the highlight of deadline day is all the puns that came from the Orioles trading L.J. Hoes is a pretty good sign that nothing exciting happened. Fortunately for those of us who love our trade porn, the August waiver period should be much more active as all the pretenders in the division and Wild Card races should...
It looks like Bud Norris of the Astros will be suiting up at Camden Yards ... for the Orioles. According to reports, Norris will join the team as the non-waiver trade deadline inches towards a conclusion.
ESPN reported: "The Baltimore Orioles have acquired starting pitcher Bud Norris from the Houston Astros for minor league outfielder L.J. Hoes and another prospect, a team...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-hander Bud Norris from the Houston Astros to help bolster a rotation that will be without injured Jason Hammel for what could be an extended period.
The Orioles are sending outfielder L.J. Hoes and left-handed prospect Josh Hader to the Astros in a deal agreed to moments before Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline.
Hammel is being...
The Pirates don’t seem to be aggressively pursuing Bud Norris.
A few rumors on the Bud Norris front just came out. Jayson Stark says the Astros seem to be collecting final offers and that the price is still high.
#Astros seem to be collecting final offers on Bud Norris. Price still high. #Orioles still interested. One dark horse could be #SFGiants
— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) July...
There were lots of firsts for Bud Norris on Thursday night. First time pitching against his old team first start in Baltimore and most important his first win.
After it was over he had to fend off his first shaving cream pie.
Not even after he got his first major league win was he so honored but then he’s never played with Adam Jones. Jones and Alexi Casilla ran over to him while...
Tyler Glasnow won’t be traded. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)
Earlier today Jeff Passan speculated that Tyler Glasnow would be a good return for Bud Norris. While it seemed like speculation, the fact that Passan mentioned Glasnow twice, and specifically went to him, made it seem like it could be something more. It would have been a total 180 of what the Pirates have done the last few...
The Orioles have already traded for two pitchers this month but they believe they may need more to keep up with the Rays and Red Sox in the AL East.
Orioles people have been asking around about starting pitchers with Jason Vargas of the Angels one interesting possibility. Vargas has been on the disabled list since June because of a blood clot in his left armpit but the reports on...
Bud Norris made his first start for the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night and defeated his former team the Houston Astros. Norris, 28, limited the Astros to two runs over six innings of work to pick up his seventh win of the season.
Chris Davis belted his 39th home run of the season in the game, coming against left hander Travis Blackley.
The win keeps the Orioles 5.5 games behind...
The non-waiver trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. ET with a handful of moves at the end a number of teams that held tight for no good reason and an epic trade of Bud for Hoes and a Hader. Thanks to that deal all of us were winners.
In the spirit of objective analysis however we present as a complement 10 more winners and 10 losers in no particular order from the deals that were done...
As if yesterday wasn't crazy enough, today we move right into the trade deadline. Here's where things currently stand:
Early in the day yesterday, we heard the Pirates were very interested in Bud Norris and "close" to a deal on Alex Rios. By the time the second game started, there were reports out that the Pirates' interest had cooled on both fronts. Jeff...