The Orioles have released pitcher Bud Norris, MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports. The club tried in July to trade the right-hander before the trade deadline, then designated him for assignment on July 31.
Norris, 30, struggled in 11 starts, posting a 6.79 ERA with a 39/19 K/BB ratio in 55 2/3 innings. He missed nearly a month of the season after a battle with bronchitis. After his final start in June, the Orioles moved him to the bullpen, but Norris didn’t have any more success, allowing 10 runs in 10 2/3 innings.
Norris was a big contributor out of the rotation last year, when he finished with a 3.65 ERA. He’ll find work elsewhere.