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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 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

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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

Derek Norris is not in the Padres starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Cubs.

It's a routine day of rest for Norris being a day game after a night game, but it's also noteworthy that it will be the second straight time that Will Nieves has caught for Tyson Ross. Expect to see Norris back in there on Sunday.
Apr 18 - 11:34 AM

Derek Norris finished 2-for-5 with a two-run double and two runs scored as the Padres topped the Dodgers 7-3 on Tuesday.

Norris led off the eighth inning with a single and later scored the go-ahead run to make it 3-2 at the time. In the ninth inning, Norris added some insurance runs after the Padres had retaken the lead, driving a two-run double to left field to make it 6-3. He would then score on a Will Middlebrooks infield single. Norris batted .270/.361/.403 with 10 home runs and 55 RBI in 127 games last season for the Athletics.
Apr 8 - 2:23 AM

Derek Norris swatted his first home run of the spring, but the Padres lost to the Dodgers 9-5 on Wednesday.

Norris hit a two-run shot off of Sergio Santos in the fourth inning, helping bring the Padres back within 5-4 at the time. He finished 2-for-3 on the afternoon. The catcher hasn't hit much in the Cactus League after coming over from the Athletics in a December trade. He'll be counted on by the Padres on an everyday basis during the season.
Mar 25 - 6:55 PM

Derek Norris continued his Cactus League struggles in Friday's loss to the Royals, striking out in all three of his at-bats.

The 26-year-old is hitting .080 (2-for-25) on the spring, with a concerning 10/2 K/BB ratio. He is being counted on to serve as the Padres primary catcher in 2015, though Wil Nieves could push for a more prominent role should Norris continue to struggle.
Mar 21 - 3:14 PM

Derek Norris went 0-for-2 with a walk in Monday's 7-0 win versus the Cubs in Cactus League play.

Norris is down to .095 (2-for-21). Both hits are singles. The Padres' new everyday catcher made his first All-Star team last season, finishing with a .270/.361/.403 slash line along with 10 home runs and 55 RBI. He'll have to figure things out with three weeks remaining before Opening Day.
Mar 16 - 7:07 PM

Padres acquired C Derek Norris, RHP Seth Streich and international bonus slot 117 from the Athletics in exchange for RHPs R.J. Alvarez and Jesse Hahn.

The trade was reported a couple hours ago and has already been made official. An All-Star in 2014, Norris batted .270/.361/.403 with 10 homers for the A's last season. He's struggled defensively and against right-handed pitching, but Norris should still be an above-average offensive catcher even if he doesn't improve versus righties.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Padres have acquired Derek Norris from the Athletics.

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan says the Padres are also getting pitching prospect Seth Streich and an international signing slot, while the A's will receive Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez. It's yet another big trade made by general manager Billy Beane, who has decided to shake up the roster after another brief playoff appearance. An All-Star in 2014, Norris batted .270/.361/.403 with 10 homers for the A's last season. He's not eligible for arbitration until after 2015. Hahn is a big get for the A's and should be able to slide into Jeff Samardzija's rotation spot nicely. Alvarez could eventually be a closer candidate in Oakland.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 08:59:00 PM

Derek Norris recently received a cortisone shot in his right shoulder.

Norris has been dealing with shoulder soreness since a play at the plate on Saturday, but he's feeling better and was able to DH on Monday. It's unclear when he'll go back behind the plate.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 11:54:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
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
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni