MLB

Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.295
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Derek Norris
Born  2/14/1989
Height  6-0
Weight  210
Number  36
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/3/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris isn't in the lineup Thursday against Toronto.
Insight: Norris returned from a four-game absence Wednesday and went 2-for-4 after sitting out due to back pain, but Stephen Vogt is starting behind the plate Thursday.
 
7/2/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris (back) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: Norris left Friday's game with pain in his lower back and sat out the last four games. He's had a terrific season, hitting .304 with eight homers, 35 RBI and a .915 OPS.
 
6/30/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Athletics manager Bob Melvin is hoping to have catcher Derek Norris back in the lineup by the end of the team's current series at Detroit, which ends Wednesday.
Insight: Norris left Friday's game with pain in his lower back. He could hardly walk the next day but can touch his toes and twist side to side without pain now.
 
6/30/2014 4:54:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris (lower back tightness) is not in Monday's lineup.
Insight: Norris apparently did take a few swings and didn't reinjury himself, but he's not in the starting lineup. He has been a pleasant surprise this season, batting .304 with eight homers, 35 RBI and a .915 OPS.
 
6/30/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris left Friday's game with lower back tightness, didn't play Saturday or Sunday and is still questionable for Monday's game against Detroit.
Insight: Norris has been a pleasant surprise this season, batting .304 with eight homers, 35 RBI and a .915 OPS. For a fantasy catcher, those are top-quality numbers.
 
6/29/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris left Friday's game with lower back tightness, didn't play Saturday and is doubtful for Sunday. Update: Norris is not in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: Norris has been a pleasant surprise this season, batting .304 with eight homers, 35 RBI and a .915 OPS. For a fantasy catcher, those are top-quality numbers.
 
6/29/2014 10:15:00 AM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris left Friday's game with lower back tightness, didn't play Saturday and is doubtful for Sunday.
Insight: Norris has been a pleasant surprise this season, batting .304 with eight homers, 35 RBI and a .915 OPS. For a fantasy catcher, those are top-quality numbers.
 
6/27/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris left Friday's game with lower back tightness. SOURCE: Athletics on Twitter
Insight: He went 1-for-2 before exiting. Stephen Vogt (.333, 2 HR, 11 RBI) has taken over for Norris behind the plate.
 
6/22/2014 7:54:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris left Sunday's game after taking yet another backswing to the head, according to Joe Stiglich of csnbayarea.com.
Insight: Norris has been hit in the head by a backswing several times this season and also took a foul tip off his forearm Friday. Manager Bob Melvin said Norris doesn't have signs of a concussion but is going to the hospital for more tests.
 
6/21/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris could be available to pinch hit on Saturday.
Insight: Norris (.301, 8 HR, 34 RBI) was nailed on the forearm with a pitch Friday night and left the game. X-rays were negative, but he might need a day or two before he gets behind the plate.
 
Hot6/18/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris made his impact felt with five RBI Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Norris (.312, 8 HR, 34 RBI) was supposed to get the night off but manager Bob Melvin flipped the script by inserting him as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth. He's been very productive lately, going 9-for-19 with eight RBI in his last four contests.
 
6/15/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris says he's all right after getting hit by a foul tip Sunday against New York. SOURCE: Joe Stiglich, Comcast Sportsnet California
Insight: The ball struck his left hand but the injury shouldn't prevent Norris (.305, 7 HR, 29 RBI) from competing Monday against Texas. A whopping 23 of Norris' 29 runs batted in this season have come against left-handers.
 
6/15/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: A's catcher Derek Norris had a monster game Sunday against New York.
Insight: He finished with three hits including a three-run homer in the opening inning. Norris has swung a hot bat all season with seven jacks and a .305 average through his first 151 at bats.
 
6/9/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris (head) said he feels fine and could play Monday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Norris left Sunday's game after being hit by a backswing from Manny Machado of the Orioles. He's not in the starting lineup but should be back Tuesday.
 
6/8/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris left Sunday's game after being hit in the head by Manny Machado's backswing.
Insight: The same thing happened to Tigers catcher Alex Avila the past week and he suffered a mild concussion. Norris has hit .290 with six homers, 26 RBI and an .882 OPS this season.
 
6/7/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris will get Saturday off.
Insight: Norris has been a nice hitting fantasy catcher batting .292 with six homers, 26 RBI and a .881 OPS in 137 at bats. he should be back on Sunday.
 
Hot5/26/2014 7:20:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris hit a grand slam Monday against Detroit.
Insight: Norris has been one of the best hitting catchers in baseball this year, batting .316 with five dingers, 24 RBI and a .929 OPS in 137 plate appearances. With a 17/20 K/BB, he has a good shot at keeping his average above .300.
 
Hot5/16/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris has a .449 on-base percentage in 107 plate appearances this season.
Insight: Norris is batting .359 and has walked 15 times. He's also blasted four homers and lowered his K rate from 23.1 percent last year to 12.1 percent in 2014.
 
Hot5/11/2014 7:23:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris had a monster afternoon Sunday versus the Nationals.
Insight: He launched two homers en route to a six-RBI game. His .385 average through 29 games is a huge improvement from last season when he hit just .246 across 264 at bats.
 
3/10/2014 2:06:00 PM
Description: Oakland catcher Derek Norris will be out a few days longer to due a tightness in his back.
Insight: That's not good for a guy who has to squat for the next six months. Norris is expected to do the majority of the A's catching this season. He batted .246 with nine homers and 30 RBI in 264 at-bats last season.
 

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