Norris, 30, has appeared in 196 games (166 starts) over a seven-year Major League career, compiling a 56-68 record and a 4.44 ERA in 988.2 career innings with Houston, Baltimore and San Diego. The right-hander split the 2015 season between the Orioles and Padres, tallying three wins and posting a 6.72 ERA (62 ER/83.0 IP) over 38 games (11 starts).
Norris collected a career-best 15 victories in 2014, going 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA over 28 starts with Baltimore. He went 8-2 and established a single-season ballpark record at Oriole Park at Camden Yards (min. 10 starts) by posting a 2.44 ERA (22 ER/81.0 IP) in 13 starts at home.
He made the only two postseason appearances of his career in 2014 and tossed 6.1 scoreless frames in his playoff debut, earning the series-clinching win against Detroit in the ALDS. He followed with a no-decision against Kansas City in the ALCS after allowing four runs in 4.1 innings.
A native of Greenbrae, Calif., Norris was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2006 June free-agent draft out of California Polytechnic State University.