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Blue Jays to sign Bud Norris

The competition for several bullpen jobs continues to grow

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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:

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.

You may recall, he gave up two walk off grand slams in one week as a member of the Angels in 2017: one to Edwin Encarnacion, and one to Steve Pearce.

He has also been the center of some troublesome discussions regarding his character in the clubhouse.

There’s also this, h/t to Minor Leaguer.

This post will be updated as more details are revealed.

Update #1

It’s a Minor League deal

Update #2

Here are the financial details

Update #3