The Braves signed veteran right-hander Bud Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million contract on Wednesday, again following with their recent strategy of buying low on pitchers coming off injury or disappointing season.
In the case of Norris, it was a bad 2015 season in which he went 3-11 with a 6.72 ERA in 38 games (11 starts) for Baltimore and San Diego.
That career-worst performance followed a career-best season in 2014, when Norris was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts for the Orioles, with 139 strikeouts in 165 1/3 innings.
“We feel that he will be a valuable part of our starting rotation in 2016,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said.
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