The Cardinals have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with former Angels/Dodgers/Braves/Padres/Orioles/Astros pitcher, Bud Norris. Norris spent much of 2017 as the Halos’ closer, logging 19 saves and a 4.21 ERA.
The 32-year-old journeyman also started three games for the Angels and made 57 relief appearances. He struck out 74 batters through 62 innings.
If Cardinals fans are happy about the deal, it’s probably because Norris has historically wrecked the Birds while being overall mediocre against most other clubs.
His 19 saves in 23 tries last season was a big storyline, as he made most of his career to that point as a starter or mid-reliever.
Perhaps the Cardinals and Mike Maddux see something they like in Norris? Or maybe they figure they’d better get every last Cardinal-killer they can off the market before the season.