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Norris settles into new home by beating his old team

Norris settles into new home by beating his old team

chron.com ESPN.com MLB.com Updated Aug 1, 2013
BALTIMORE — Bud Norris spent five seasons watching the Astros cheapen and demolish everything he knew. The righthander was drafted in 2006, the year after the Astros’ lone World Series appearance. He debuted three seasons later as a brash, bold 24-year-…
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  • Brad Lidge retires — as a Phillie

    Brad Lidge retires — as a Phillie

    chron.com Aug 1, 2013
    Brad Lidge, who pitched six seasons for the Astros, officially retired today as a Philadelphia Phillie, where he was traded by the Astros before the 2008 season and won a World Series title that year. “First and foremost, we accomplished the dream in Ph…
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  • Jimmy Paredes again recalled by Astros

    Jimmy Paredes again recalled by Astros

    chron.com Aug 1, 2013
    BALTIMORE – Jimmy Paredes has again been recalled by the Astros. Paredes, 24, is hitting .178 with one home run, eight RBIs and a .477 OPS in 37 games this season. He’s struck out 38 times in 101 at-bats. Paredes will join Brandon Barnes, Robbie Grossma…
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  • White Sox hilariously botch rundown

    White Sox hilariously botch rundown

    yahoo.com Aug 1, 2013
    MLB.com labeled this play "Kipnis' RBI groundout" in its video library. But it's more than that. So much more. The Chicago White Sox, who are chasing down the Houston Astros for the league's worst record, gave the world prima fascia evidence o…
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  • Newly acquired Hader brings high upside to Astros

    Newly acquired Hader brings high upside to Astros

    MLB.com Aug 1, 2013
    In exchange for starting pitcher Bud Norris, the Houston Astros continued to strengthen their organization with the acquisition of outfielder L.J. Hoes and 19-year-old left-handed pitcher Josh Hader from Baltimore.
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  • Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros S…

    Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros Series

    deadspin.com Aug 1, 2013
    Before Wednesday's game against the Astros, Manny Machado was hit by a batted ball during batting practice. He was fielding grounders at third base when Adam Jones hit a ball that struck Machado's elbow. He was helped off the field as a precaution, thou…
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  • Video - Norris Wins In Debut With Orioles 00:30

    Norris Wins In Debut With Orioles

    Aug 1
    Bud Norris struck out eight to lead the Orioles past his former team.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources -- Greg Oden plans to choose next team Friday

    Aug 1
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Greg Oden plans to choose next team Friday -- sources

    Aug 1
    Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Don Banks: Jennings' newest Rodgers comments just make things worse

    Aug 1
    MANKATO, Minn. -- If new Vikings receiver Greg Jennings was trying to follow his head coach's orders and steer clear of any distraction-creating talk about his former Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers, he failed quite miserably on Thursday afternoon at Min…
  • One-on-One with ... Rex Ryan

    Aug 1
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.