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Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 2/14/1989 | Birthplace: Goddard, KS | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: No College | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $492,500 | Owned/Started%: 97/92 | Average Draft Position: 226.47
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Catcher Derek Norris slams homer in Padres' victory on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Catcher Derek Norris produced a two-run home run in the fourth inning Sunday in the Padres' victory over the Rockies.

Norris is hitting .375 (12 for 32) with eight RBI over his last nine games.

The homer was his second of the season.


Padres C Derek Norris collects three hits in Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris returned to the lineup Friday and helped lead the Padres to a 14-3 win over the Rockies.

Norris went 3 for 5 in the game, which raised his average to .329. He also drove in three runs, which was a season high. Norris suffered an ankle injury during Tuesday's game, but he did pinch hit in Wednesday's contest.


Padres C Derek Norris set to start Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) An ankle ailment will not keep Padres catcher Derek Norris out of the lineup Friday against Colorado. He is set to bat fifth.

Norris sustained the injury Tuesday, but had one at-bat on Wednesday. He enters with a slash line of .313/.329/.463.


Padres catcher Derek Norris dealing with ankle issue


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) While Padres catcher Derek Norris would've likely taken Wednesday's game off because it was a day game after a night game, the day off also had to do with an ankle injury he suffered in Tuesday's game, reports MLB.com.

"Derek's a little banged up," manager Bud Black said.

Norris took a foul tip off his ankle during Tuesday's game, but he remained in the game. Norris was available to pinch hit Wednesday, but with the Padres also off Thursday, Black said everyone could use the rest.

"It's good for everyone," Black said. "I think that we've played the most games in all of baseball. It's good, because we've played a lot of games here early. It gives the fellas a full day. Off-days at home when you're not traveling are good."


Padres' Derek Norris, Alexi Amarista homer in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) The Padres got a solo home run each from Derek Norris and Alexi Amarista in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. 

Amarista hit a solo shot in the third inning and Norris homered in the seventh. It was both Norris and Amarista's first home run of the season. 

Norris finished the game 2 of 3 with two RBI. In the fourth inning, Norris hit an RBI double that scored Matt Kemp. Norris is now hitting .324/.342/.493.

Amarista finished the game 1 of 3 and is hitting .227/.370/.364. 


Padres C Derek Norris collects two more hits vs. Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris enjoyed his third consecutive game with at least two hits, leading his club to a 7-6 victory over Colorado.

Norris doubled in the third, reached base on a throwing error in the fifth and capped his night off with a doubled to deep right center that scored two runs. He finished 2 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .500 (7 for 14) with four doubles and three RBI over his last three games. Norris is hitting .321 (18 for 56) with nine runs scored, seven RBI and two walks in 15 games.


Padres C Derek Norris hits two doubles in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris recorded three hits in five at-bats during Monday night's 14-3 win over the Rockies. 

Norris hit two doubles and a single in the game. He now has five doubles so far this season. Norris notched one RBI and struck out once. He's now batting a slash line of .314/.340/.412.


Padres' Justin Upton (quad) out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Padres left fielder Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a quad strain.

It'll be the first game this season Upton hasn't started for the Padres. He's hit .326/.373/.630 with three home runs and eight RBI in 46 at-bats. He felt better after receiving postgame treatment, MLB.com reports, and the injury doesn't appear to be serious.

"We’re optimistic about it," manager Bud Black said before Sunday's game, per U-T San Diego. "We will watch it, treat it and hopefully it will be all right (Monday). And if not, hopefully Tuesday. We’re not going to push this. When you’re talking muscle strains, you never really know."

With Upton sidelined, Will Venable will draw the start in left field, while catcher Derek Norris will shift to the cleanup spot after not starting Saturday.

The Padres are underdogs (+120) in Chicago Sunday.


Derek Norris out of Padres lineup on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris is not in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at the Cubs. 

Norris is replaced in the lineup by Wil Nieves, who will catch and bat eighth in his second game of the 2015 season. 


Padres' Wil Myers, Derek Norris back in lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) The Padres will have outfielder Wil Myers and catcher Derek Norris are back in the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, according to team announcer Bob Scanlan. 

Both players had the day off against the Giants, though Myers did see a pinch-hitting appearance during Sunday's 6-4 loss. This move puts Will Venable and Wil Nieves into a bench role for Monday's game. 


Padres to start Wil Nieves at catcher Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Padres manager Bud Black has decided to start Wil Nieves at catcher Sunday against the Giants to give Derek Norris the day off, reports MLB.com.

It will be Nieves' first start of the season and first in a Padre uniform since 2002. He hit .254 with one home run and seven RBI in 122 at-bats in 2014 with the Phillies.


Derek Norris off to quick start batting second for Padres


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris is off to a quick start this season, batting .444 (4 for 9) with two doubles and two RBI in two games. It's a nice turnaround for Norris, who began spring training mired in a 3-for-31 slump before going 10 for 17 over his final six spring games.

"I had a lot on my plate early in the spring, trying to learn a pitching staff, a coaching staff. Not that I'm complaining, but it's a lot to learn," he said, per MLB.com. "Once I got on the ground with everyone, I focused on my hitting a little more. For me, it's a matter of getting that timing."

Manager Bud Black is pleased with what he is seeing from Norris, who was picked up in a December trade with Oakland.

"He's playing a good all-around game," Black said. "We've talked about both his offensive production that we think is going to be there and the demanding position of handling a pitching staff and doing what we need for him to do behind the plate.

"He's up for it, up for the challenge. We're going to hit him in the second hole and see how that goes."


Padres catcher Derek Norris turning the corner offensively


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Padres catcher Derek Norris is starting to get his timing down at the plate after opening the spring mired in a 2-for-29 slump. He has gone 3 for 5 with one home run and two RBI in his last two spring games, to raise his average from .069 to .147.

“I was starting too late, instead of starting early and being easy with it,” Norris said of his leg kick, per U-T San Diego. “I was being late and quick with it, so it caused a lot of head movement, not recognizing pitches well enough. So I’m just trying to slow the game down and just let my natural ability take place.

“(I've been) just a little jumpy. When you’re a little bit jumpy, it just means you’re late. For me, my leg kick, getting it up early, getting it down, so when your lead foot hits, that’s when you can start to fire and hit. Whenever it’s late, then you have to rush and it all gets out of whack. So just get it up early, nice and easy, and it’s been a lot better the last few days.”

Norris added learning a new pitching staff might have also contributed to his slow start.

“My priority’s definitely getting to know these guys on the mound," he said. "That’s No. 1. Obviously, everybody would love to go 4 for 4 every day. In my case, controlling a pitching staff and getting to know these guys is priority No. 1, and I definitely put that ahead of everything else, ahead of hitting, ahead of weightlifting.”


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.