The Dodgers placed Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained lat muscle, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles acquired Norris from the Braves to upgrade the back-end of their starting rotation, but he hasn’t had much success, pitching to a 4.34 ERA over 29.0 innings since joining the Dodgers.
Over 99.1 innings this season, Norris has pitched to a 4.29 ERA and 3.90 FIP.
Norris is the latest Dodgers starter to be plagued by an injury, but the pitching staff is in a position to remain competitive in his absence, with the newly acquired Rich Hill expected to make his Dodgers debut Sunday.
Ross Stripling will reportedly take Norris’ spot in the Dodgers’ rotation.
Other notes from around the National League West:
- San Francisco has spent several seasons making sure it doesn’t lose Ehire Adrianza on waivers. At this point, it might not be worth it.
- David Dahl has proven to be a valuable asset in Colorado’s starting lineup.
- Ryan Schimpf is San Diego’s fourth Rookie of the Month. He was signed as a free agent in 2015 and at 27 didn’t have any major league experience.
- 2016 has proven to be one of the more forgettable seasons in Arizona’s history.
- Yasiel Puig is a candidate to be moved this month, but the Dodgers might not be in a hurry to trade him.