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Bud Norris Traded to the Orioles For Hoes

Bud Norris Traded to the Orioles For Hoes

The Pirates don't seem to be aggressively pursuing Bud Norris.

A few rumors on the Bud Norris front just came out. Jayson Stark says the Astros seem to be collecting final offers and that the price is still high.

https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/362594909129154560

Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle says that the Pirates are still linked, along with Baltimore and Arizona.

https://twitter.com/ChronAstros/status/362594229031153664

However, Jon Heyman says the Pirates don't seem to be aggressively pursuing Norris.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/362594944612974592

Yesterday we heard rumors that Norris could be on the move, and that the Pirates could be a landing point. However, every rumor that has come out since the initial report makes it seem like the Pirates have little interest. They shouldn't have much interest, since starting pitching isn't a need and the Astros are asking a lot for Norris. I don't think Norris would be one of the five best start...

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