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The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Bud Norris from the Houston Astros, just an hour before the MLB trade deadline. In the deal, Norris will be going to Baltimore, while minor league outfielder L.J. Hoes, prospect Josh Hader and a draft pick will be heading back to Houston, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Norris, 28, is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA this season, his fifth with the Astros. The hard-throwing right-hander figures to bolster an Orioles rotation that entered play Wednesday with a 4.64 ERA. Hoes, 23, is batting .304 in 99 games at Triple-A Norfolk this season.

Report: Bud Norris drawing interest from Arizona

Astros’ ace Bud Norris was scratched from his start Tuesday amid trade rumors, and a late addition to such rumors are the Diamondbacks. The 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 scratched from start, Jeff Passan says he could be headed to Pittsburgh

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...

Bud Norris Traded From Astros to Orioles for Outfielder L.J. Hoes, Left-Hander Josh Hader

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. Hammel...

Trade-bait Norris scratched from start for Astros

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...

August waiver period trade candidates

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...

Orioles get Norris in quiet trade deadline day

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...

Orioles acquire Norris from Astros

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...

Pirates Don’t Seem To Be Aggressively Pursuing Bud Norris

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...

Orioles break out of funk, give Norris first win 6-3 over Astros

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...

Orioles could pursue Jason Vargas, have yet to make offer for Norris

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...

Chris Davis homers as Bud Norris beats former team

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...

Young will only approve a trade to the Rangers, Phillies calling up Asche

Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America If Michael Young is going to leave Philadelphia, it will only be to one team, and that team is the Texas Rangers according to sources. Sources: #Phillies’ Michael Young only approve trade to #Rangers. Has full no-trade clause. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2013 The Red Sox and Yankees were among two of the teams...

Trade deadline winners and losers

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...

Trade deadline preview

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...

Kansas City Royals Acquire Houston Astros Justin Maxwell

According to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports the Kansas City Royals have acquired OF Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros. Maxwell is 29 and is hitting .241/.311/.387 with two home runs in 115 plate appearances for Houston in 2013, after hitting 18 homers in 2012. No word on who the Astros will get back in the deal.
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