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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 (hand) struggled in his return to the Padres starting lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in a loss to the Rockies.
Norris had been sidelined since Monday when he was hit in the right hand by a foul tip. The hard-hitting backstop is now hitting .243/.291/.395 with 13 homers and 58 RBI in his first season with the Padres. Sep 19 - 8:07 AM

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Derek Norris (hand) is available to pinch-hit Wednesday.

Norris hasn't played since leaving Monday's game after being hit in the right hand with a foul tip. Norris is hitting .244/.291/.398 in 132 games this year.
Sep 16 - 8:01 PM

Derek Norris had to leave Monday's game against the Diamondbacks after being hit in the right hand with a foul tip.

They'll likely send Norris for X-rays before more is known. The Padres could have more on the catcher's status after the game.
Sep 15 - 12:00 AM

Derek Norris (shoulder, elbow) went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Norris missed a game with a hyperextended left shoulder and elbow, but clearly it's not affecting him at the plate. He should be fine moving forward.
Sep 4 - 8:39 AM

Derek Norris suffered a hyperextended left shoulder and elbow on Tuesday.

The injury occurred when Adrian Beltre slid into his arm on a play at the plate. "They'll see how it feels tomorrow when I wake up," Norris said Tuesday. "Sometimes these things can bounce back quick, sometimes they linger. ... Hopefully we'll be OK to go tomorrow. We'll see."
Sep 2 - 9:12 AM

Derek Norris went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

Norris is now hit-less in his last seven at-bats, with four strikeouts in that space. While he's set a career high with 13 home runs this season, and will have a career-high RBI number by season's end (he drove in 55 a year ago and currently sits at 54), his overall batting line is just .243/.286/.407.
Aug 29 - 10:14 PM

Derek Norris (wrist) is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Norris took a pitch off his wrist while catching during Saturday's game and sat out Sunday, but fortunately X-rays came back negative. He's batting seventh in his return to the lineup.
Aug 25 - 3:26 PM

Derek Norris (wrist) is aiming to return Tuesday.

Norris was held out of Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals -- a 10-3 loss for the Padres -- after getting crossed up behind the plate on Saturday and taking a pitch off his wrist. He only suffered a bruise. San Diego has a scheduled team off day on Monday and will then kick off a three-game series against the Nationals. Norris has 13 home runs and 54 RBI in 113 games this season.
Aug 24 - 9:23 AM

X-rays on Derek Norris' left wrist came back negative.

Norris left Saturday's game after a pitch hit the wrist when he was crossed up. He's not in Sunday's lineup but had been scheduled for an off day, anyway. Austin Hedges is behind the plate.
Aug 23 - 2:29 PM

Derek Norris hit a grand slam and finished a perfect 5-for-5 in Thursday afternoon's 8-7 win over the Mets.

Norris was integral to the Padres' comeback operation. Down 7-1 in the seventh inning, he stepped up with the bases loaded and smashed a grand slam off of Mets reliever Hansel Robles. That's not all. Following a rain delay of 44 minutes, the catcher singled with two outs in the ninth inning and would come around to score on a three-run homer by Justin Upton that gave the Padres the lead and win over the reeling Mets. Norris is slashing .238/.283/.407 with 12 homers and 49 RBI this season.
Jul 30 - 6:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
3Cody Decker
4Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris
10Nick Vincent
11Jon Edwards
12Frank Garces
13Jay Jackson
14Cory Mazzoni