|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||260.00||10.00||.227||32.00||36.00||4.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||15||3||0|| .368|| .200|| .200|
|vs Iwakuma (Career)||5||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||113||29||3|| .378|| .398|| .257|
|Last 10 Games|
|American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The following players were selected as reserves:
C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians
|Derek Norris makes progress, could sit until Thursday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/1/14) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was out of the lineup yet again Tuesday against the Tigers, as he continues to deal with a back injury.
Despite missing his fourth straight start, Norris was able to take batting practice on the field for the first time since Friday, according to MLB.com. Norris might be available off the bench beginning Tuesday, after he was able to catch a bullpen session pregame as well.
Despite his progress, the report also indicates Norris might just rest through the end of the Tigers series. His return to the lineup might wait until Thursday against the Blue Jays, as a result.
|Yoenis Cespedes, Derek Norris unable to start Tuesday |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/1/14) Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) and catcher Derek Norris (back) were unable to start Tuesday at Detroit. Norris missed a fourth straight start, while Cespedes sat out for the first time since getting hurt Monday.
|Derek Norris sees improvement in sore back |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/30/14) Athletics catcher Derek Norris saw some improvement in his sore back Monday, and manager Bob Melvin is hopeful Norris will be back behind the plate by Wednesday, MLB.com reports.
"Backs just take time," Norris said. "There's no quick fix, nothing you can really do to take the time to let the muscles that were [ticked] off cool down. Today I took some swings [at] about 60 or 70 percent, and everything felt OK. Not great, not bad. Overall, I just felt OK. I'll stretch and throw and start knocking off the rust, and if my body responds positively from today, then we'll go from there."
Norris can touch his toes and twist side to side pain-free, which is an improvement from being barely able to walk Saturday. He wasn't in the starting lineup Monday, but he could be called upon to pinch-hit Monday or Tuesday before potentially returning to a starting role Wedensday. He has hit .304/.406/.509 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 171 at-bats.
King Felix, Cano lift Mariners past A's
Felix Hernandez outpitched Jeff Samardzija, Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead double and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.
King Felix crowns Oakland in Seattle's 3-2 win
SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez put an exclamation on the best first half of his career by outpitching Jeff Samardzija and shutting down the team with the top record in baseball.
Replacing Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina is set to miss 8-12 weeks following thumb surgery. How will Fantasy owners replace him?
Giants spoil Hammel's debut, beat A's 5-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) As awful as the San Francisco Giants have played for most of the last month, they are back in an enviable position: first place in the NL West.
Giants spoil Hammel's debut, beat A's 5-2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Hunter Pence homered and drove in two runs, Matt Cain tossed six strong innings and the San Francisco Giants spoiled Jason Hammel's debut for Oakland with a 5-2 victory over the Athletics on Wednesday night.
|Derek Norris left Fantasy owners with a chicken-and-egg conundrum heading into 2014. He hit .337 with six homers and a 1.0111 OPS over the final three months, but during that time, he faced almost exclusively lefties, against whom he hit .320 with nine homers and a .990 OPS all season. In nearly as many at-bats against righties, he hit .149 with no homers and a .445 OPS. So was the limited exposure to left-handed pitchers responsible for the breakout, or was it just a case of an up-and-comer finding his form midseason? For now, the Athletics are assuming the former, making plans to platoon either John Jaso or Stephen Vogt with him. Norris remains the most likely of the three to claim the job outright at some point, though. He was a top prospect when the Athletics acquired him in the Gio Gonzalez trade way back in 2011, after all. He doesn't deserve mixed-league consideration in his current role, but in AL-only leagues that require the use of two catchers, he might actually be more valuable than Jaso or Vogt even though he projects to get fewer at-bats.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
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|7/19/14||BAL||9:05 pm|| |
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