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Angels sign Bud Norris to minor-league deal

The righty will compete for a rotation spot during spring training.

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

The Angels signed right-hander Bud Norris to a minor-league contract Monday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

Norris will compete for a rotation spot during spring training, giving the Angels a back-end depth option. Anaheim currently has a projected starting five of Garrett Richards, Ricky Nolasco, Matt Shoemaker, Tyler Skaggs and free-agent pickup Jesse Chavez, with Alex Meyer and Tommy John patients Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney on the roster as well.

Norris struggled to a 3-3 record and 6.54 ERA in 42.2 innings with the Dodgers last season after a mid-year trade that sent him from Atlanta to Los Angeles. He has posted high ERAs of 6.72 and 5.10 over the past two seasons, causing no team this winter to be willing to commit a guaranteed major-league deal.

Norris, who turns 32 in early March, owns a career 62-78 record and 4.51 ERA in eight major-league seasons with the Astros (2009-13), Orioles (2013-15), Padres (2015), Braves (2015) and Dodgers (2016). He made $2.5 million last season.