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: Talks for Houston Astros' Bud Norris "accelerated in the past hour"

Teams looking to bolster their starting pitching rotation before the MLB trade deadline passes have been on the phone with the Houston Astros trying to deal for pitcher Bud Norris. According to reports, the Astros trade talks for Norris are moving at a very fast pace with multiple teams interested.

From Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

With the way trade talks are moving with the trade deadline just a few hours away, it seems like someone will soon pull the trigger to complete a deal.

Norris has a 3.93 ERA in his 21 starts this year.

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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