James Krittipum Norwood was born on December 24, 1993, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres.
Norwood was chosen by the Chicago Cubs in the seventh round of the 2014 MLB draft. He signed with the Cubs and spent his rookie season with the Arizona League Cubs and the Boise Hawks, finishing 0–2 with a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings pitched.
In 2015, he pitched in the Arizona League and for the South Bend Cubs, accumulating a combined 2–6 record and 4.68 ERA in 17 total games (11 starts), while in 2016, he appeared for both South Bend and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, posting a combined 4–1 record and 3.25 ERA in 30 total relief appearances.
He spent 2017 with both Myrtle Beach and the Tennessee Smokies, pitching to a combined 4–3 record and 3.28 ERA in 57+2⁄3 innings pitched in relief. He began 2018 with Tennessee and was promoted to the Iowa Cubs in June.
On April 5, 2021, the Cubs traded Norwood to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Dauris Valdez. The Padres promoted him to the major leagues on June 16.
On March 30, 2022, Norwood was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Kervin Pichardo and cash considerations.
James Norwood has always strived to keep his personal information away from public scrutiny, hence there is no information about his relationship status.