Pitcher Bud Norris joins the Padres

Recently signed pitcher Bud Norris talks about his journey to the Padres:

Here’s what Padres general manager A.J. Preller had to say about the right-handed pitcher:

“Stuff-wise, he’s a guy who throws in the low to mid-90s, with a good breaking pitch. He’s had a lot of starting success over the last few years. It’s a chance to bring him in here, maybe in a little different roll. But he’s a talent. He’s performed, he’s done well on good teams, especially last year in Baltimore. We want to bring him in and see what he does here for us.”

“We talked to him mainly about filling a bullpen role for us. I think we’re intrigued, maybe in a shorter role, to see how his stuff plays up. The biggest thing was to bring him in and see where his stuff is after that. We want to see how he does over the next six weeks and then we’ll evaluate and go from there.”

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