Krittipum, James Norwood is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in the United States. He has played for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball.
In exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Dauris Valdez, the Padres acquired righty James Norwood from the Cubs.
To make room on the roster, Norwood has been optioned to San Diego’s alternate training facility, and righty Javy Guerra has been placed on the 60-day injured list.
Chicago had identified Norwood for assignment. He made his MLB debut in 2018 and has pitched in each of the last three seasons for the Cubs, posting a 4.50 ERA in 22 innings (with 21 strikeouts and 14 walks).
In 2020, he was limited to just three games and 1 2/3 of a frame due to shoulder issues.
The savage thrower Norwood has a decent strikeout total in the minors, yet control has become an issue as he has progressed up the minor league ladder during 75 1/3 career innings at Triple-A, Norwood had an underwhelming 13.65 percent walk rate.
In essence, the move is a swap of power arms that have struggled to get the ball over the plate.
Valdez, like Norwood, has struggled with control as he has progressed through the minor leagues, with a below-average 11.77 percent walk rate over 108 2/3 innings at the high-A and Double-A levels in 2018-19.
James Norwood Contract
The San Diego Padres signed James Norwood to a one-year contract worth $706,400, with $706,400 guaranteed.
James Norwood Salary
James Norwood earns an annual average salary of $706,400
James Norwood’s Net Worth
James Norwood has a net worth of $1 million to $5 million