Jul 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris (20) throws a warm up pitch as manager Bo Porter (16) and umpire Mark Wegner (14) look on after injuring his leg during the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Norris stayed in the game. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade deadline 2013: Baltimore Orioles land Houston Astros pitcher Bud Norris

The trade talks for Bud Norris were heating up, but it is the Baltimore Orioles that land the Astros pitcher.

According to Ken Rosenthal on twitter, (@Ken_Rosenthal), “Sources: Orioles agree to acquire Norris from Astros for Hoes and another piece. Finalizing now.”

Multiple teams were involved in trade talks for Norris and they began to accelerate as the trade deadline approached, so a deal was imminent.

The pitcher is going to be a great asset to the Orioles pitching staff. They need another solid arm to add to their starting rotation. In exchange for Norris, the Orioles send LJ Hoes, a LH minor league pitcher, and a Comp. B pick to Houston.

Norris this season with Houston is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA. Norris who is 28, also has 90 strikeouts on the season.

We will continue to keep you updated with the latest news and rumors around Major League Baseball as we approach the trade deadline, so be sure to check back in with FanSided.com.

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