Monday, March 25, 2013
Norris as trade bait?
By Doug Mittler
Bud Norris will have the honor of starting the Houston Astros' first game as an American League club when he faces the Texas Rangers next week on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.
But how long will Norris last with a Astros franchise that is undergoing a complete reconstruction? The 28-year-old has drawn interest from at least six teams, but the Astros are not motivated to move him, at least for the time being, reports Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Minnesota are among the interested parties.
Norris, who was 7-13 with a 4.65 ERA last season following a strong start, could still end up as trade bait by the summertime.