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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||445.00||14.00||.261||56.00||48.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||8||2||0|| .333|| .250|| .250|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||131||32||3|| .277|| .405|| .244|
|12/26/2014||Derek Norris, C SD||Tony Cingrani, RP CIN|
|12/26/2014||Chris Sale, SP CHW|
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|12/22/2014||Derek Norris, C SD|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Jurickson Profar, 2B TEX|
Miguel Sano, 3B MIN
|Last 7 Games|
Derek Norris, Alexi Amarista return to lineup for Padres
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris is back in the lineup for Sunday's series-finale against the Dodgers. Norris will bat fifth.
Norris had a day off on Saturday. Alexi Amarista is also back in the lineup and will play third base. This moves Cory Spangenberg from third to second base. Spangenberg will bat six Amarista will hit eighth.
Outfielder Will Venable, who hit fifth on Saturday, will bat second Sunday.
Padres C Derek Norris gets a day off Saturday vs. Dodgers
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Norris had started each of the last five games, collecting just three hits in 18 at-bats over that stretch.
Rookie Austin Hedges will make just his fourth start of his career, as he will be behind the plate and bat eighth for manager Bud Black.
Padres' Bud Black: Derek Norris has been 'great'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Padres manager Bud Black prased the work of catcher Derek Norris on offense and defense on Thursday, MLB.com reports.
"He's been great. ... Very good on both sides, throwing out runners," Black said. "He's gotten real big hits for us. He's been doing his part."
Norris, who has thrown out a league-leading 14 would-be base-stealers, has hit .291/.329/.475 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 141 at-bats.
"He gives you a tough at-bat, he grinds it out, he fouls pitches off, he swings enough at the first pitch to make the pitcher leery of the first-pitch strike," Black said. "He gives you what you look for in a tough at-bat."
Norris is batting second for the third straight game on Thursday.
Padres' Derek Norris delivers game-winning hit vs. Cubs
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris had a two-RBI double in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against the Cubs, which broke a 2-all tie and eventually stood as the game-winning hit in a 4-3 victory.
Norris is batting just .254 (15 for 59) with 15 strikeouts in 16 May games. However, he has a .492 slugging percentage, one triple, two home runs, six doubles, seven runs and 14 RBI this month.
Padres C Derek Norris homers and triples, drives in five on Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/15/15) Padres catcher Derek Norris had himself a ballgame on Friday against the Nationals. Norris went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run, a double and five RBI, as the Padres cruised to a 8-3 victory.
The three-run bomb, Norris' third of the year, came in the first inning to give the Padres the early advantage, one they would never give back. He added his two-run triple the very next inning, both hits coming off starter Doug Fister.
"I put a couple big swings on a couple mistakes," he said, per MLB.com. "After a bit of a tough road trip for me, it was nice to get off to a good start."
Norris raised his batting average to .304, as he continues to have an impressive start with his new ballclub.
"He's had a nice [first] six weeks of the season," manager Bud Black said. "He's got that [power] in him. That was huge for us tonight."
|2014 Summary: For much of his career, Derek Norris was a power-hitting catcher who was a bit challenged in the batting average department. Over the last two seasons with the Athletics, Norris has been flipping the script, and in 2014, his .270 batting average was well above the .244 major league mark for all catchers. Norris struck out and popped out less often, but he also became more of a ground ball hitter, so he was limited to 10 home runs in 385 at-bats. That was still good enough to make Norris the 13th-ranked catcher in Fantasy value. Norris' three-year run in Oakland came to end this offseason when the A's dealt him to the Padres.
Playing time status: Norris never truly got a typical starting catcher's workload with the A's, as he had to share playing time with the likes of John Jaso, Stephen Vogt and Kurt Suzuki. Now he will be the uncontested starter with the Padres.
2015 Outlook: Norris' transformation as a hitter has helped him in points leagues, where his growing walk-to-strikeout ratio makes him a borderline No. 1 catcher. However, in Rotisserie leagues, his downward-trending home run power makes him a less attractive option. He should be considered a No. 2 catcher in those formats.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/27/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|5/28/15||PIT||10:10 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|5/29/15||PIT||10:10 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/30/15||PIT||10:10 pm||Charlie Morton|
|5/31/15||PIT||9:10 pm||Jeff Locke|
|6/1/15||NYM||10:10 pm||Jacob deGrom|
|6/2/15||NYM||10:10 pm||Dillon Gee|