Right-hander Bud Norris, Cardinals complete 1-year, $3M deal

JUPITER, Fla. -- Pitcher Bud Norris and the St. Louis Cardinals finalized a one-year, $3 million contract on Wednesday as the team started spring training workouts.

Norris, a 32-year-old right-hander, led the Los Angeles Angels with 19 saves in 23 chances last season. He went 2-6 with a 4.23 ERA in three starts and 57 relief appearances, striking out 74 in 62 innings.

He is 68-84 with a 4.49 ERA over nine major league seasons, making 188 starts and 103 relief appearances with Houston (2009-13), Baltimore (2013-15), San Diego (2015), Atlanta (2016), the Los Angeles Dodgers (2016) and the Angels.

He can earn additional performance bonuses. To clear a roster spot, right-hander Rowan Wick was designated for assignment.