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Derek Norris | Catcher | #3

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 4 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Norris is not in the Padres starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles.
He'll take a seat in the first game of a brief two-game series against the O's. Christian Bethancourt will suit up behind the plate and bat sixth against Ubaldo Jimenez on Tuesday. Jun 28 - 7:07 PM

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Derek Norris went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored in Saturday's win over the Reds.

Not known for his speed, Norris now has a stolen base in each of his past two games and three overall this year. He's been finding ways to contribute in recent days, homering three times with 10 RBI and eight runs scored in his last eight games played. He's hitting a less inspiring .213/.269/.394 overall.
Jun 25 - 8:09 PM

Derek Norris hit a three-run home run, and the Padres bested the Reds 7-4 on Thursday.

The Padres were trailing 4-3 when Norris connected on a JC Ramirez pitch for the three-run bomb in the sixth inning. The homer was his second in as many games and his third in his last five contests, giving him 10 home runs and 25 RBI on the year. The power is nice, but Norris' on-base skills have disappeared completely this year en route to a paltry .215/.266/.402 line overall.
Jun 24 - 12:02 AM

Derek Norris is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.

He'll take a seat for the day game. Christian Bethancourt will start behind the plate and catch right-hander James Shields.
May 31 - 12:49 PM

Derek Norris went 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBI and two walks against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

The Padres need more from Norris, not just so that they can win some games, but also because they want him to drive up his trade value in advance of the deadline. He's hit .224 with four homers in May after finishing April with a .156 average and one homer.
May 28 - 1:25 AM

Derek Norris hit a go-ahead, solo home run in the 12th inning in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Norris didn't start the game but he helped end it, blasting a solo shot off Brewers reliever Chris Capuano to untie the score in the 12th. It was a much needed homer for Norris, who has just three homers and five RBI in 32 games this season. The catcher is batting just .193/.241/.321 overall.
May 15 - 12:24 AM

X-rays on Derek Norris' injured hand came back negative.

Norris suffered a left hand contusion Thursday when he couldn't get out of the way of a Jimmy Nelson fastball. It will probably take a few days for the swelling to subside. Christian Bethancourt will fill in at catcher Friday against Milwaukee. Consider Norris day-to-day.
May 12 - 11:44 PM

Derek Norris left Thursday's game against the Brewers with a hand contusion.

Jimmy Nelson drilled Norris on the left hand with a 95 mph fastball in the second inning. Norris took his base but was replaced by Christian Betancourt behind the plate in the next half inning. He's likely headed for X-rays. Recent waiver pickup Hector Sanchez could end up coming in handy.
May 12 - 9:12 PM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Norris tweaked his left hip during Friday's game, but he started Saturday so this appears to just be a routine day off. Christian Bethancourt will catch.
May 8 - 1:34 PM

Derek Norris tweaked his left hip during Friday night's victory over the Mets.

Padres manager Andy Green said that Norris was adamant about staying in the game, and that the two sides would talk about his availability for Saturday. It wouldn't be surprising to see him receive a day off as a precautionary measure.
May 7 - 8:09 AM

Derek Norris went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Norris notched a solo home run off Mets reliever Logan Verrett in the sixth inning. He also hit singles and doubles, missing out on the cycle by a triple. Through 90 at-bats, the 27-year-old backstop is hitting just .167/.211/.289 with a pair of homers and four RBI. Thursday's performance was nice enough, but he will have to begin stringing those kinds of games together if he is going to be playable for fantasy purposes.
May 6 - 1:12 AM

Derek Norris finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Rockies on Monday.

Norris is hitting .145 with 25 strikeouts and just four walks through 83 at-bats. He should rebound and serve as a decent option in two-catcher mixed leagues, but it's been ugly so far.
May 3 - 1:18 AM

Derek Norris is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting some rest. Christian Bethancourt will catch.
Apr 24 - 1:47 PM

Derek Norris will get a day off Wednesday.

Christian Bethancourt is starting at catcher and hitting sixth versus Phillies right-hander Jared Eickhoff. Norris is batting just .148/.207/.222 in seven games.
Apr 13 - 3:29 PM

Derek Norris ripped a solo home run and also drew a walk on Monday against the Royals.

The dinger came off of shutdown reliever Wade Davis. Norris has certainly done nothing this spring to hurt his trade appeal, hitting .333 with three homers and 11 RBI. He's currently on top of the Padres' depth chart at catcher but could wind up on another team before Opening Day.
Mar 28 - 6:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
3Adam Rosales
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
3Alexi Amarista
4Ryan Schimpf
LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Tyson Ross
2Andrew Cashner
3Drew Pomeranz
4Cesar Vargas
5Christian Friedrich
6Colin Rea
7Erik Johnson
8Luis Perdomo
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Brandon Maurer
3Carlos Villanueva
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Ryan Buchter
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Brad Hand
9Buddy Baumann
10Paul Clemens