DENVER, CO - AUGUST 14: Relief pitcher Bud Norris #20 of the San Diego Padres delivers to home plate during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 14, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Padres defeated the Rockies 9-5. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Edmonds
Photo: Justin Edmonds

Braves sign veteran starter Bud Norris

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.

Click here to read more on, including how the 2016 starting rotation might look.

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