Bud Norris

Dodgers acquire Bud Norris to fill injured Clayton Kershaw's roster spot

Dodgers acquire Bud Norris to fill injured Clayton Kershaw's roster spot

MILWAUKEE – With Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list, the Dodgers have made a move to plug their starting rotation. The team has acquired Atlanta starter Bud Norris in a five-player deal. The Dodgers will also receive minor-league outfielder Dian Toscano and a player to be named later.

Norris, a 31-year-old right-hander, has posted a 4.22 earned-run average in 22 games for the Braves. In five June starts, he went 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA.

In exchange, the Dodgers gave up a pair of minor-league pitchers, left-hander Phillip Pfeifer and right-hander Caleb Dirks.  

Norris is well-traveled in recent years. The Orioles released him last August and he landed in San Diego. The...

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