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36 Derek Norris C
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 2/14/1989 | Birthplace: Goddard, KS | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $492,500 | Owned/Started%: 62/44 | Average Draft Position: 253.96
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Report: Athletics sending Derek Norris to Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Athletics have agreed to trade catcher Derek Norris to the Padres, according to the New York Daily News.

After dealing Yasmani Grandal to Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp deal, the Padres were in need of a new backstop. It didn't take long for them to replace Grandal, as the team acquired Norris shortly after the Kemp deal went through.

Pitcher Seth Streich will also head to the Padres in the deal, according to FoxSports.com The 23-year-old posted a 3.16 ERA over 114 innings in High A last season.

The 25-year-old Norris is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.361/.403 over 385 at-bats. Norris is under team control through the 2018 season.

The Athletics are expected to receive pitchers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez in the deal, according to Yahoo! The 24-year-old Alvarez posted a 1.25 ERA over 43 1/3 innings at Double-A last year.

Hahn, 25, posted a 3.07 ERA over 73 1/3 innings in the majors last year. He was excellent in Double-A, posting a 1.91 ERA in 42 1/3 innings before being called up.


Derek Norris batting cleanup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris is batting cleanup and serving as the designated hitter in Tuesday's game against the Angels. Norris has been battling a shoulder issue, for which he received a cortisone shot this weekend.

Derek Norris dealing with shoulder issue


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/23/2014) CSNBayArea.com reports that Athletics catcher Derek Norris received a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Sunday. He had been experiencing discomfort stemming from contact at a play at the plate during Saturday's game against the Phillies.

Norris recovered well enough to serve as the A's designated hitter on Monday against the Angels, though he was removed for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.


Derek Norris not playing at 100 percent


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com Sunday that catcher Derek Norris' hip isn't at 100 percent.

"He's all right. He's a catcher," Melvin said.

Norris went 0 for 3 with a walk and a strikeout Sunday at Seattle and is batting just .238 (39 for 164) with two home runs since the All-Star break.


Derek Norris homers, drives in five runs Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris went 1 for 5 with two walks, one home run and five RBI in his team's 9-4 victory over the Twins Saturday.

Norris drew walks with the bases loaded in both the first and second innings to pick up his first two RBI Saturday. He then delivered a three-run blast in the sixth to extend his team's lead to seven runs. Norris has hit .299/.396/.478 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 251 at-bats.


Hitters to sit in Week 17


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/20/2014) If you're planning to start Derek Norris, Michael Morse, Aaron Hill, Nolan Arenado, Brad Miller or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 17 (July 21-27), you might want to read the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

All are considered "sits" for the upcoming scoring period.


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) 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

Hitters to sit in Week 15


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/6/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Steve Pearce, Josh Harrison, Nick Castellanos, Jed Lowrie or Austin Jackson in Fantasy Week 15 (July 7-13)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Derek Norris makes progress, could sit until Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) 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
(7/1/2014) 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
(6/30/2014) 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.


Derek Norris unable to start Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris did not return to the starting lineup Monday at Detroit, missing a third straight start with back tightness. John Jaso started at catcher for Oakland Monday.

Derek Norris unable to start Sunday against Marlins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris missed a second straight start Sunday against the Marlins due to lower back tightness. Stephen Vogt was behind the plate for Oakland.

Derek Norris out of lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Norris had been limited over the last week due to a head injury suffered during the backswing of an opposing player before returning Friday, but he had to exit Friday's game after only two at-bats with lower back tightness. The catcher has hit .304/.406/.509 with eight home runs and 35 RBI in 171 at-bats.


Derek Norris exits with lower back tightness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was back in the starting lineup Friday against the Marlins, as expected, but his presence did not last long.

Norris started the game behind the plate, but had to be replaced mid-inning in the fourth by Stephen Vogt. The team announced he was suffering from lower back tightness, and his status moving forward is not yet known. 


Craig Gentry, Derek Norris available off bench Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry and Derek Norris are both available off the bench Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Gentry is dealing with a knee injury but received a cortisone shot Tuesday. Norris is recovering from a head injury, and he is expected to start at catcher Friday.


Derek Norris needs another day to recover


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

Norris has not played since June 22 due to the injury. He was hit on a follow-through, and had to leave the game. Norris is hitting .302/.405/.509 over 169 at-bats.


Derek Norris sits out Tuesday due to head injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday after leaving Sunday's game because of a head injury. Norris is batting .341 with a .426 on-base percentage, .634 slugging percentage, 1.060 OPS, three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI in 13 June games.

Derek Norris exits after being hit by backswing


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris left Sunday's game against the Angels after being hit with a backswing, according to CSN.

Norris just missed time after being hit on the arm with a foul ball. He left the game in the 10th inning, after Jonny Gomes hit him with his follow-through. Norris had gone 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI prior to leaving the game. 


Derek Norris, Kyle Blanks able to go


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris (arm) and first baseman Kyle Blanks (calf) were back in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox. Both players suffered minor injuries Friday and did not play Saturday.

Hitters to sit in Week 13


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/22/2014) Thinking about starting Derek Norris, Mike Napoli, Scooter Gennett, Yangervis Solarte, Jean Segura or Dexter Fowler in Fantasy Week 13 (June 23-29)? You might want to think again.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Derek Norris sits out Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was not in the team's starting lineup Saturday.

Norris had to leave Friday's game with a bruised arm, and will need another day to recover. Through 166 at-bats, Norris is hitting .301/.403/.512.


Derek Norris leaves with bruised arm


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris was forced out of Friday's game against the Red Sox in the sixth inning, after taking a foul tip off his left arm.

Norris tried to stay in the game after taking the hit, but was eventually forced out. Fortunately, manager Bob Melvin confirmed after the game that Norris avoided a serious injury, as X-rays came back negative. He has been diagnosed with a contusion and is day to day.  


Derek Norris comes off bench, powers A's to win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris didn't start Tuesday's game against the Rangers, but he still managed to make a huge impact in a 10-6 win.

Norris came off the bench in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter and extended the A's lead with a three-run home run. He followed that up with a two-run double in the eighth inning, finishing the game 2 for 2 with five RBI and two runs scored in the win.

Norris has multiple hits in four of his last seven games, and is now hitting .312/.414/.535 on the season, with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 157 at-bats. 


Derek Norris unleashes three-run blast in win over Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Athletics catcher Derek Norris went deep and cranked out three hits in his team's 10-5 win over the Yankees.

Norris belted a three-run shot in the opening frame to give his team an early lead. He also added single in the fourth and a double in the sixth inning. He finished 3 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI. He owns a .305/.408/.503 with seven homers and 29 RBI in 151 at-bats.