Bud Norris is set to join the Padres. After being designated for assignment by the Orioles, Norris signed a major league deal to pitch for San Diego for the remainder of the season, the club announced on Tuesday.
Norris, 30, was ultimately released by Baltimore after posting a 7.06 ERA and 5.60 FIP over 66.1 innings. The Orioles are expected to pay the remainder of his $8.8 million 2015 contract.
Over the past two seasons, Norris has tossed a combine 342 innings and has had a notable amount of success. He allowed an average of 3.92 runs per nine innings over that span and is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
The Padres also selected the contract of Colin Rea and in the corresponding roster moves designated Dale Thayer and Taylor Lindsey for assignment.
Thayer was a key piece of San Diego's bullpen last season, pitching to a 2.34 ERA over 65.1 innings. However, his 4.06 ERA over 37.2 innings with the Padres in 2015 likely led the club to consider other options.
Lindsey, 23, was batting .228 over 33 games in Triple-A. Rea, 25, pitched to a 4.39 ERA and 4.67 FIP over 26.2 innings in Triple-A.