Posted July 30, 2013

Report: Astros seek to trade Bud Norris after scratching him from start

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Bud Norris is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA in his fifth season with the Astros. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Bud Norris is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA in his fifth season with the Astros. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

After scratching him from his scheduled Tuesday start at Baltimore, the Houston Astros are actively looking to trade starting pitcher Bud Norris, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Norris has been with the Astros since he made his debut in 2009. Only relief pitcher Wesley Wright has been with the club longer.

The 28-year-old right-hander won’t be a free agent until after the 2015 season. He has a 3.93 ERA this season with a 1.41 WHIP and a 6-9 record.

Glasnow, the player referenced in the possible Pittsburgh trade, was a fifth-round pick by the Pirates in 2011. He has an 8-2 record with a 2.24 ERA in 20 starts with Class-A West Virginia of the South Atlantic League.


3 comments
6marK6
6marK6

Losing Norris will deal a tough blow for the Astros' shot at a wildcard birth.

Mike26
Mike26

Whoever gets Norris is pretty much guaranteed a World Series title.