Report: Bud Norris, Nationals have agreement on contract pending physical

By Michael Dixon
Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

With an eye towards upgrading a struggling bullpen, the Washington Nationals have reportedly reached a deal with free agent, Bud Norris.

Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reported that the two sides have reached an agreement, with a physical pending.

The Washington bullpen can definitely use the help, as it’s struggled mightily in the early part of the season. Opponents have hit .351 against Nationals relievers, who have a 10.71 ERA. Both are comfortably the worst totals in the league.

Pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2018, Norris posted a 3.59 ERA, 1.249 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9 rate in 57.2 innings.