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DeFrancesco looks to get two more starts from Norris

DeFrancesco looks to get two more starts from Norris

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DeFrancesco looks to get two more starts from Norris
HOUSTON -- Astros interim manager Tony DeFrancesco said Sunday there's a chance Bud Norris won't make his scheduled start Wednesday. Not only has Norris been battling a pesky blister, but he's been suffering from flu and cold symptoms for the last week or so.

"Hopefully, he will be alright," DeFrancesco said. "We're trying to make sure he's OK before we make an announcement that he's going to start Wednesday. We're trying to figure out the rotation for the [last] nine games."

This has been a frustrating season for Norris, who has dealt with a variety of ailments this year, ranging from a knee sprain to the blister. He hasn't won since May 21, going 0-12 with a 6.17 ERA in his last 18 starts, though he has pitched well enough to win several of those.

"He has to be healthy physically and we're going to make sure that flu symptoms are out and he's going to be fine to pitch the rest of the season," DeFrancesco said. "We're hoping to get two [more] starts out of him."

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