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Derek Norris | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Derek Norris will not play Wednesday due to a minor back issue.
The ailment doesn't affect Norris behind or at the plate but does when he's running. He should be OK in a day or two. Aug 20 - 1:51 AM

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Derek Norris went 2-for-4 with a double in a losing effort against the Braves on Friday.

Norris also came around to score one of just two A's runs in the contest. He's enjoying a strong season at the dish, slashing .283/.376/.454 with 10 homers and 47 RBI in only 269 at-bats.
Aug 15 - 10:17 PM

Derek Norris clubbed a three-run homer and drew two bases-loaded walks as the A's beat the Twins 9-4 on Saturday.

Both bases-loaded walks came early while Trevor May was in the game. The homer came off Samuel Deduno in the sixth. It was Norris's third career five-RBI game, all of which have come this season. He joins Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Morneau as the only players with three five-RBI games this year.
Aug 10 - 1:03 AM

Derek Norris' RBI single in the 10th inning pushed the Athletics to a 3-2, 10-inning victory over the Rays on Monday.

Norris' single to center plated Sam Fuld and improved the A's to 68-43 (and 36-19 at home). The game-winning single was Norris' only hit in six at-bats. Norris has been an underrated fantasy catcher this season, slashing .296/.393/.467 with nine homers and 41 RBI.
Aug 5 - 2:13 AM

Derek Norris is back in the Athletics' lineup Wednesday.

Norris had missed the previous four games with a back ailment, but he took batting practice Tuesday and is back in there Wednesday. The A's backstop sports a nifty .304/.406/.509 batting line with eight homers and 35 RBI over 61 games this season.
Jul 2 - 10:12 AM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that he expects Derek Norris (back) to return to the lineup Wednesday.

Norris missed a fourth straight start Tuesday, but he took batting practice before the game and appears to be pretty much over his back ailment. The A's catcher is hitting an impressive .304/.406/.509 with eight homers and 35 RBI over 61 games this season.
Jul 2 - 9:34 AM

Derek Norris (back) took batting practice Tuesday.

It's the first time since last Friday that he's done so. Norris missed his fourth straight start Tuesday but was available off the bench and has a good chance to return to action on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 9:06 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin is hopeful that Derek Norris (back) can return to the lineup during the series with the Tigers that concludes Wednesday.

Norris took some swings Monday at what he estimated to be 60-70 percent effort and said he felt "not great, not bad. Overall, I just felt OK. I'll stretch and throw and start knocking off the rust, and if my body responds positively from today, then we'll go from there." Norris hasn't played since leaving Friday's game due to tightness in his lower back.
Jun 30 - 8:52 PM

Derek Norris (back) took some swings Monday and came out of it feeling OK.

The A's have yet to release their lineup for Monday's game, but it sounds like he could require another day off. Norris hasn't played since leaving Friday's game due to tightness in his lower back.
Jun 30 - 4:48 PM

Derek Norris (back) remained out of the Athletics' lineup Sunday.

The good news is that his back is feeling better after he went through a full round of workouts Sunday morning. Norris could return to the lineup Monday, but it's not a given.
Jun 29 - 11:30 AM

Derek Norris (back) is out of the A's lineup Saturday and doubtful for Sunday.

Norris left Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his lower back. He's day-to-day for now.
Jun 28 - 9:14 PM

Derek Norris was removed from Friday's game against the Marlins due to tightness in his lower back.

It's certainly encouraging news to hear that the injury isn't related to the head injury that he sustained earlier in the week. It looks like he should be cleared to return to the Athletics lineup in a day or two.
Jun 27 - 9:10 PM

Derek Norris was removed from Friday's contest against the Marlins with an apparent injury.

It's unclear at the moment what the nature of the injury is, but could be related to the head injury he sustained earlier in the week. Stephen Vogt took his place behind the dish.
Jun 27 - 9:05 PM

Derek Norris was removed from Sunday's game against the Red Sox after being hit in the head by a backswing.

He has taken a beating behind the plate this season, with Sunday's incident being only the latest issue. Norris will most likely be given the standard concussion tests, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit for a game or two (maybe much longer) to fully recover.
Jun 22 - 7:42 PM

Derek Norris (forearm) could be available off the bench Saturday.

Norris left Friday's game shortly after he was hit in the left forearm by a foul tip. X-rays came back negative, but he's dealing with some bruising. Still, it doesn't sound like a major concern.
Jun 21 - 2:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1John Jaso
2Nate Freiman
3Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez