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Derek Norris | Catcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.
Norris is just 3-for-23 with six strikeouts and no walks at the plate since suffering an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. He could certainly use the rest over the All-Star break. Austin Hedges is behind the dish Sunday. Jul 12 - 1:12 PM

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Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Norris played Saturday despite a sprained left AC joint, but he'll get a breather in this one. Austin Hedges is behind the dish.
Jul 5 - 11:12 AM

Derek Norris was in the Padres' lineup on Saturday despite being diagnosed with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

Norris suffered the injury on Friday when he collided with Cardinals first baseman Xavier Scruggs. He stayed in that game and it appears the catcher will continue to attempt to play through the ailment. "They classified it as an AC sprain," interim manager Pat Murphy said Saturday. "He was adamant about being in there. I think he's going to go through periods where he's sore. The doctors say it can't get any worse. They thought he'd be a lot more sore today."
Jul 5 - 9:42 AM

Derek Norris blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for the Padres to overcome the Diamondbacks.

Norris blasted a two-run shot off Diamondbacks starter Chase Anderson in the fourth inning then tagged him again for a solo shot in the sixth. The hard-hitting backstop finished the day 2-for-4 and is now slashing .246/.293/.446 with 11 homers and 45 RBI on the season.
Jun 28 - 9:36 PM

Derek Norris went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Norris has four home runs this month, but he's hitting just .177 (11-for-62) in the process. This includes a 3-for-24 funk over the past seven days. His batting line is down to .256/.304/.435 overall.
Jun 20 - 2:56 PM

Derek Norris went 2-for-4 with a walk and a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Norris homered off of Noah Syndergaard in the fourth inning, extending the Padres' lead to 7-1. He has five home runs on the year now while hitting a productive .287/.327/.468 with 34 RBI. Norris is halfway to matching his season-high in home runs.
Jun 3 - 1:19 AM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Monday.

It looks to be just a routine day off. Austin Hedges is behind the plate while Norris rests.
Jun 1 - 6:09 PM

Derek Norris delivered a walkoff grand slam as the Padres beat the Pirates 6-2 on Friday.

Rob Scahill walked the first batter he faced in a 2-2 game, then threw the ball away handling a sac bunt, putting runners on second and third. An intentional walk followed to lead the bases. Scahill almost escaped from there, getting grounders from Alexi Amarista and Yangervis Solarte that both resulted in outs at home. However, Norris ended it with a big blast. It was just his fourth homer, but he has 32 RBI already.
May 30 - 2:10 AM

Derek Norris went 1-for-4 with a tie-breaking two-run double as the Padres beat the Cubs on Tuesday.

Norris broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning when he brought in two runs with a double to left field off of Pedro Strop. The catcher is batting a productive .288/.317/.475 with three home runs and 25 home runs on the season.
May 20 - 12:59 AM

Derek Norris went 2-for-3 with a walk, triple, homer and five RBI in Thursday's win versus the Nationals.

The catcher is now batting .304/.336/.504 with 14 doubles, three homers and 23 RBI. Acquired along with Seth Streich and international bonus slot 117 from the Athletics in exchange for R.J. Alvarez and Jesse Hahn in December, the Padres are thrilled with Norris so far.
May 15 - 3:03 AM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He's getting a breather as many catchers do on Sunday. Austin Hedges is behind the plate in Norris' place.
May 10 - 1:38 PM

Derek Norris is absent from the Padres' lineup Wednesday.

It's just Norris receiving a breather. Austin Hedges is behind the dish Wednesday in what will be his first major league start.
May 6 - 12:47 PM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday.

Norris was a little gimpy after a foul tip Tuesday, but this is just a day of rest with a day game after a night game. Wil Nieves is behind the plate.
Apr 29 - 1:13 PM

Derek Norris went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's win versus the Rockies.

Norris brought in two runs with a double to break a 5-5 tie in the top of the eighth inning. The catcher is batting .321/.345/.446 with seven doubles and seven RBI to begin the year. The Padres are happy right now with their trade to acquire Norris from the Athletics in December.
Apr 22 - 12:03 AM

Derek Norris doubled twice and singled in five at-bats in Monday's trampling of the Rockies.

Norris scored all three times he was on base and even knocked in a run with a double in the fifth inning. Most of the offense Norris has shown so far has been in the form of singles, but he still boasts a productive .314/.340/.412 triple-slash line in 51 plate appearances.
Apr 21 - 12:03 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush