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Bud Norris could offer veteran presence to Blue Jays bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Bud Norris to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training after the 34-year-old sported a 3.59 earned-run average in 57.2 innings out of the bullpen with St. Louis last season.

Right-handed reliever, signed to minor league deal, posted 3.59 ERA for Cardinals in 2018

Blue Jays newcomer Bud Norris had a 3.59 earned-run average across 57 2/3 innings for the Cardinals last season. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/File)

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Bud Norris to a minor-league contract with an invitation to major-league spring training.

The 34-year-old was 3-6 with a 3.59 earned-run average in 57.2 innings out of the bullpen with the St. Louis Cardinals last year. He had 67 strikeouts and 21 walks.

In his 10-season career, Norris is 67-90 with a 4.45 ERA. The native of Greenbrae, Calif., primarily has been a reliever the past two years after beginning his career as a starter.

Norris also has spent time with the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels.

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