The Washington Nationals reached an agreement Tuesday with right-handed reliever Bud Norris on a minor league deal, pending results of a physical, according to The Athletic.
Norris, 34, spent spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays, posting a 9.00 ERA in three innings of work before injuring his forearm and getting released on April 2.
Norris spent the 2018 season in the St. Louis Cardinals’ bullpen, going 3-6 with 28 saves and a 3.59 ERA in 64 appearances.
In 10 seasons with seven teams, Norris is 67-90 with 47 saves, a 4.45 ERA and 1,153 strikeouts in 1,221 1/3 innings.
While pitching for the Houston Astros on April 24, 2012, Norris tied a major league record by striking out four batters in one inning against the Milwaukee Brewers.
—Field Level Media