San Francisco Giants: Under the radar free agent options

By Danny Vietti
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Aug 25, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; San Diego Padres relief pitcher Bud Norris (20) throws to the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Bud Norris

Another familiar topic in the Giants front-office is pitcher Bud Norris. Back in 2o13 when San Francisco was in desperate need for pitching depth, Norris was one of the top candidates. Although Norris has struggled recently, he would definitely be a fit in the pitcher-friendly AT&T Park.

Norris is a Northern California-native, born in the city of Greenbrae in Marin county, just north of the city, and he was a big Giants fan. Norris played his college ball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he earned himself a 6th round selection.

Since being called up to the bigs, Norris has undergone some bad luck as he has never been rewarded for his solid outings. He began his career with the Houston Astros back when they finished in last place almost every year. In all, Norris has a career 56-68 record with a 4.44 ERA.

Norris is not expected to have a high demand, closer to $3-4 million per year. He is a flyball pitcher who would, again, fit nicely in the heavy air in San Francisco.

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