Bud Norris, Houston Astros (SP)
The latest on Bud Norris is that he has been scratched from his start on Tuesday, presumably due to being all but traded from Houston. Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown is reporting that the Red Sox are very strong contendrs for the Astros' righthander, even more so than they are for the Phillies' Cliff Lee. Norris would be a nice back of the rotation option for Boston, and his $3 million salary is one that would be a bargin compared to the double-digit millions deals that Lee and Jake Peavy are still owed.