25 Facts About Bud Norris


David Stefan "Bud" Norris is an American professional baseball relief pitcher who is currently a free agent.

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Originally from Novato, California, Norris attended Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, later transferring and graduating from San Marin High School in Novato, California, and later California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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At Cal Poly, Bud Norris was a roommate as well as a teammate of fellow major league pitcher Casey Fien.

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Bud Norris was selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.

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In 2009, Bud Norris received an invitation to the Astros' spring training camp.

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In July 2009, Bud Norris was called up to pitch for the Astros following an injury to pitcher Roy Oswalt.

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Bud Norris was shut down near the end of the season to prevent potential injury.

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On June 8,2011, Bud Norris took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before former Astro Lance Berkman broke it up with his 14th home run of the season, and his fourth of the season against Houston.

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Bud Norris was the last pitcher to bat at Minute Maid Park prior to the Astros' transfer to the American League for the 2013 season.

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Bud Norris was ejected on May 12,2014, when he hit Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter in the ribs with a pitch at Camden Yards, prompting both the Orioles' and Tigers' benches and bullpens to clear.

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Bud Norris had had run-ins earlier in the season with Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Neil Walker, but the Hunter incident resulted in his first major-league ejection.

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At the time of his ejection, Bud Norris was tied for second in the American League with 5 hit batters in 43 innings, an average of 1 hit batter every 8.

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Bud Norris would get a $25,000 bonus for 180 innings and $50,000 more for 200 under Monday's agreement.

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Bud Norris would earn $50,000 each for making the All-Star Game or winning a Gold Glove.

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On June 30,2016, Bud Norris was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league pitchers Caleb Dirks and Philip Pfeifer.

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Bud Norris was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on September 20,2016 and he was released one week later.

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On January 30,2017, Bud Norris signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

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On February 14,2018, Bud Norris signed a one-year contract with the St Louis Cardinals.

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On March 6,2019, Bud Norris signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays that included an invitation to spring training.

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On January 21,2020, Bud Norris signed a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Bud Norris did not play in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In July 2020, Bud Norris signed on to play for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Constellation Energy League for the 2020 season.

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On July 10,2021, Bud Norris signed with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the American Association of Professional Baseball.

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Bud Norris has finished in the top 10 among National League pitchers in 2011 and 2012.

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