Dodgers acquire Bud Norris to fill injured Clayton Kershaw’s roster spot

Bud Norris
Bud Norris pitches for Atlanta against Miami on June 21.
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MILWAUKEE – With Clayton Kershaw on the disabled list, the Dodgers have made a move to plug their starting rotation. The team has acquired Atlanta starter Bud Norris in a five-player deal. The Dodgers will also receive minor-league outfielder Dian Toscano and a player to be named later.

Norris, a 31-year-old right-hander, has posted a 4.22 earned-run average in 22 games for the Braves. In five June starts, he went 2-1 with a 2.15 ERA.

In exchange, the Dodgers gave up a pair of minor-league pitchers, left-hander Phillip Pfeifer and right-hander Caleb Dirks.  

Norris is well-traveled in recent years. The Orioles released him last August and he landed in San Diego. The Dodgers will be his fourth team since the start of the 2015 season.


Kershaw will miss at least two weeks because of a back injury. He received an epidural on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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