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David Stefan Norris
- Bats Right , Throws Right
- Height 6' 0" , Weight 225 lb.
- School California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
- High School San Marin High School
- Debut July 29, 2009
 Biographical Information
On August 12, 2009, Norris became the first Astros rookie to win his first 3 starts. He went 6-3, 4.53 that first year, but has not had a winning record since. In 2010, he was 9-10, 4.92 and in 2011 6-11, 3.77. He deserved a better fate that season, as his ERA+ was at 100, and he struck out 176 batters in 186 innings. However, the Astros were a wretched tema that year, setting a franchise record for losses.
The Astros had another terrible year in 2012, their last as a National League team, and Norris was at the center of it. He went winless from May 21st to September 26th, losing 12 times in 18 starts before recording a 2-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the team's last home game of the year. He finished the season at 7-13, 4.65 in 29 starts, pitching 168 1/3 innings with 165 strikeouts. Still, he was named the Astros' Opening Day starter for the 2013 season and defeated the Texas Rangers, 8-2, to become the first pitcher to record a win for the Astros in the American League. On July 31st, his record was only 6-9, but he had pitched quite well, with a 3.93 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 126 innings, when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles at the trading deadline. The Astros obtained OF L.J. Hoes and minor league P Josh Hader in return. Ironically, his first start for his new team came on August 1st against the Astros; he pitched 6 solid innings in which he gave up 2 runs on 4 hits to be credited with a 6-3 win. He went 4-3 in 11 games for the O's to finish the season at 10-12, 4.18 with 147 strikeouts.