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Bud Norris officially released; Chris Tillman to start Tuesday

Bud Norris officially released; Chris Tillman to start Tuesday

Right-hander Bud Norris, who won 15 games for the Orioles' division-winning club in 2014 but struggled throughout this season, officially was released Saturday afternoon.

The Orioles were attempting to trade Norris, 30, before and after designating him for assignment July 31, but were unsuccessful.

“We couldn't find a trade partner. We canvassed the market thoroughly,” executive vice president Dan Duquette said. “We tried for weeks and couldn't identify a trade partner.”

Norris was 2-9 with a 7.06 ERA in 18 games (11 starts) for the Orioles this year after going 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts in 2014.

A pending free agent at season's end,...

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