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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 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

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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

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday that Derek Norris is playing through a slight hip issue.

Norris is a fierce competitor, as most catchers are, and continues to battle through the injury. He may need a day or two of rest down the stretch, but fantasy owners should still utilize the powerful backstop.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Derek Norris went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Norris collected three singles in the game, and one of his outs was an RBI groundout to get the A's on the board in the fourth inning. Norris' bat went ice cold to the tune of a .202/.268/.292 line in August, but he's bounced back to hit .333 (9-for-27) with three RBI and four runs scored thus far in September. Norris is batting .277/.365/.426 overall.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:08:00 AM

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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 01:51:00 AM

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.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:17:00 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.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 01:03:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 02:13:00 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.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 10:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Wil Nieves
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
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Frank Garces
7Chris Rearick