The Blue Jays front office has said many times that they will continue to try to add pitchers to the roster, and it appears as if they have found one:
#BlueJays in agreement with free-agent reliever Bud Norris, sources tell The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) February 28, 2019
Bud Norris has been in the majors for a decade now, as a member of the Orioles, the Astros, the Padres, the Braves, the Dodgers, the Angels and the Cardinals.
Last year, he pitched in 64 games for the Cardinals to a 3.59 ERA/3.99 FIP. He had a 10.5 K/9, and accumulated 28 saves.
There’s also this, h/t to Minor Leaguer.
If you recall, Alex Anthopoulos was looking into acquiring Bud Norris back in 2013 and Jeff Luhnow said he would need Stroman-plus. https://t.co/8Bdnr67Awk— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) February 28, 2019
This post will be updated as more details are revealed.
It’s a Minor League deal
Will be a minor-league deal, per source. https://t.co/64zRZFXvOU— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) February 28, 2019
Here are the financial details
#BlueJays’ agreement with free-agent pitcher Bud Norris is a minor-league deal worth $3 million with an additional $1.25 million in incentives, sources tell The Athletic.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) February 28, 2019
Bud Norris has an out on 3/21 in jays deal, which is now official— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 1, 2019