Orioles Press Release
Orioles acquire RHP Bud Norris from Houston Astros in exchange for of L.J. Hoes, Minor League LHP Josh Hader and 2014 competitive balance pick
RHP JASON HAMMEL placed on 15-day disabled list, OF STEVE PEARCE reinstated from DL
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP BUD NORRIS and International Signing Bonus Slot #91 from the Houston Astros in exchange for OF L.J. HOES, minor league LHP JOSH HADER and Baltimore's 2014 First Year Player Draft Competitive Balance Pick, Round A (selection #2).
Norris, 28, was 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA (126.0IP, 55ER) and 13 Quality Starts in 21 starts for the Astros in 2013. In 119 career games (118 starts), Norris is 34-46 with a 4.33 ERA (689.2IP, 332ER). He made at least 27 starts and struck out at least 158 batters in each of the last three seasons.
Hoes, 23, was hitless in four at-bats in three games for the Orioles between the 2012-13 seasons. Hoes was batting .304/.406/.403 in 99 games for Triple-A Norfolk and ranked among International League leaders in on-base percentage (3rd), hits (5th, 111) and runs (T-3rd, 62).
Hader, 19, was selected by the Orioles in the 19th round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Old Mill High School in Millersville, MD and was 3-6 with a 2.65 ERA (85.0IP, 25ER) and 79 strikeouts in 17 starts with Class-A Delmarva this season, ranking fifth in the South Atlantic League in ERA and first among SAL left-handers.
Hammel was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with a right flexor mass strain. In 21 starts for the Orioles in 2013, Hammel is 7-8 with a 5.20 ERA (123.0IP, 71ER).
Pearce has been on the disabled list since June 21 with left wrist tendinitis. In 28 games for the Orioles in 2013, Pearce has batted .235/.311/.383 with three homers and nine RBI in 81 at-bats.