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Ailing Bud Norris scratched from Saturday start, will be replaced by Ubaldo Jimenez

Orioles Manager Buck Showalter removes starting pitcher Bud Norris (25) in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees on May 10, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. Norris has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday.
Orioles Manager Buck Showalter removes starting pitcher Bud Norris (25) in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees on May 10, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. Norris has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday. (Elsa / Getty Images)

Orioles starter Bud Norris was scheduled to face Matt Shoemaker on Saturday night in the second game of the series against the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards, but he has been scratched after coming down with a case of bronchitis. Ubaldo Jimenez will move up a day to pitch in his place.

Norris participated in the annual golf competition between the Orioles and Ravens at Caves Valley Golf Club on Thursday, then fell ill that evening. He was examined by an Orioles physician before Friday's game and diagnosed with the chest ailment. He has not been ruled out for Sunday's start in the series finale.

Manager Buck Showalter speculated before the game that both Jimenez and Chris Tillman might have to move up this weekend, though both would still be pitching on regular rest because of the day off Thursday. Following the game, Showalter left open the possibility that Norris would be able to pitch Sunday.

"Bud will not pitch tomorrow," Showalter said. "Jimenez will pitch tomorrow. Bud came in after everyone was on the field and found out whether he was contagious. We'll see where he fits on Sunday or not, but definitely not tomorrow."

Tillman has very good career numbers against the Angels (2-0, 2.25 ERA), but he has even better numbers against the Seattle Mariners. He is 6-0 lifetime with a 2.03 ERA against the team that traded him to the Orioles in 2008.

Showalter said rookie Mike Wright is also a consideration for Sunday if Norris is not available, but seemed to be leaning heavily toward Tillman.

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