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Norris feeling better, will start at Bowie Wednesday

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Norris feeling better, will start at Bowie Wednesday

BALTIMORE – Bud Norris will start on Wednesday in Erie in his second rehab game. Norris had a bad outing on Friday in Norfolk when he allowed nine runs on 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings, but he says he’s feeling much better after a bout with bronchitis.

Manager Buck Showalter said he considered Norris as a candidate to pitch in one of the games in Thursday’s doubleheader against Chicago, but decided against it.

“I'm feeling better. I'm getting there. I didn't know how much it took out of me. I'm glad Buck did what he did and I'm glad I got one under my belt and I've got one more to go. I'm really excited just to get my weight back on my body and kind of get through all of this,” Norris said on Monday.

Norris had a tough time Friday, but said he was weak.

“I went down to the bullpen and started to warm up and felt great in the 'pen and by the time I pitched the first inning I could feel my legs kind of giving out. As much as I do squatting and running and all that good stuff, missing as much time as I did, my body definitely took a toll. Losing as much weight as I did, I never had anything happen to me like that before. I'm excited to put it back on and take care of my body,” Norris said.

Norris first felt sick in New York on May 9, struggled through a five inning start the next day, and after feeling better had a relapse on May 14.

"I didn't know how much my body went through, but that Saturday, Sunday and Monday I basically slept all day. Every time I got out of bed for 20, 30 minutes, I got so weak I had to get back in bed. My parents came into town and stayed a couple nights with me, which was extremely helpful. I got some homemade chicken noodle soup from my mom, which I was really excited about, actually. But like I said, I didn't know how it was going to take a toll on me. It did. It took its course and I'm definitely learning from it,” Norris said.

"I lost about 14 pounds at the time. I got down as low as like 204 and my playing weight's around 215, 220. In my Houston years it was 225. I'm probably back to about 212. I went into camp in a little bit better shape this year. I thought I was in the best shape of my life, but weight's something I've got to monitor through the course of the season."

Even though he’s on the disabled list, Norris says that he’s still found time to follow his favorite NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, and their 3-0 lead over Houston in the Western Conference finals has him feeling better.

“Yeah, absolutely. If they sweep in four, that’s going to be even a better sign,” Norris said.

NOTES: Matt Wieters will catch Dylan Bundy in Bowie when the Baysox play Erie at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday. It will be Wieters’ first rehab game. … Kevin Gausman (shoulder tendinitis) will throw a bullpen on Tuesday. He’ll throw to hitters on Friday and throw a side session on Sunday. On June 2, the plan is for him to throw a simulated game in Houston, and after that, the Orioles will decide on his next move. … Ryan Flaherty (right groin) will play for Norfolk today and Tuesday. … Tyler Wilson will pitch briefly in the Tides’ game today because he’s a candidate to start one of the games on Thursday. Mike Wright will pitch the other.

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Orioles Roundup: Yefry Ramirez struggles in Sunday matinee vs. Indians

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Orioles Roundup: Yefry Ramirez struggles in Sunday matinee vs. Indians

The Orioles got blanked in Cleveland on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the series against the Indians.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and Cleveland:

Player Notes: 

ORIOLES:

Yefry Ramirez gave up five runs on six hits in just 3 innings against Cleveland and was promptly returned to Triple-A Norfolk

Chris Davis was neutralized against the Indians, going 0-for-4 Sunday afternoon, while dropping his batting average to .179.

INDIANS:

Shane Bieber struck out 15 while firing off a complete game shutout in Sunday's 10-0 win over the Orioles.

Francisco Lindor went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a stolen base, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Monday 5/20: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Tuesday 5/21: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium 

Wednesday 5/22: Orioles @ Yankees, 7:05 p.m., Yankee Stadium  

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles Roundup: Indians take down O's in 21-run slugfest

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Orioles Roundup: Indians take down O's in 21-run slugfest

The Orioles lost their series opener in Cleveland 14-7 Thursday night. Here's the latest O's and Indians news. 

Player Notes: 

ORIOLES:

Trey Mancini launched a three-run home run in the third inning of Thursday's loss, his ninth homer on the year. Rio Ruiz chipped in with a two-run shot of his own, while Stevie Wilkerson went 2-for-4 with two RBI. 

Gabriel Ynoa suffered the loss, allowing four runs in 1 2/3 innings of work in relief of Dan Straily, who also gave up four runs. 

The Orioles activated relief pitcher Richard Bleier from the 10-day injured list Thursday. Bleier had been sidelined for almost five weeks with left shoulder tendinitis. RHP Jimmy Yacabonis was sent down to Triple-A Norfolk to make room on the roster.

INDIANS:

Jason Kipnis had a monster night at the plate Thursday, hitting two homers and driving in six runs. Carlos Santana also did major damage, collecting three RBI. 

Trevor Bauer allowed seven runs in five innings of work Thursday night, while the Indians bullpen polished off the win with four scoreless innings. A.J. Cole earned the win after tossing 1 1/3 innings in relief of Bauer.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/17: Orioles @ Indians, 7:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Saturday 5/18: Orioles @ Indians, 4:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Sunday 5/19: Orioles @ Indians, 1:10 p.m., Progressive Field 

Source: Rotoworld

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