MLB

Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.270
 
Career Avg.
.246
Name  Derek Norris
Born  2/14/1989
Height  6-0
Weight  210
Number  36
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/25/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris is a career 5-for-7 (.714) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: Norris is still producing solid numbers for a guy with catcher eligibility. He's batting .284 with 10 HR, 47 RBI and a .827 OPS and with this favorable matchup is a must start.
 
8/20/2014 12:45:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris is not in the lineup Wednesday due to a back injury, according to Joe Stiglich of csnbayarea.com.
Insight: The Athletics start three players with catching experience -- Norris, John Jaso, Stephen Vogt -- every day, so they can afford to sit Norris. The back injury isn't affecting him while catching, just while running the bases.
 
8/16/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris is not in the lineup Saturday at Atlanta.
Insight: Norris has gone 2-for-18 (.111) with six Ks in his last five games. With Julio Teheran on the mound for the Braves and no DH available, lefty-swinging John Jaso will start behind the plate.
 
8/6/2014 1:05:00 PM
Description: Athletics catcher Derek Norris is not in the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Norris has hit .264 with one home run and seven RBI in his last 29 games (24 starts). John Jaso is behind the plate and Stephen Vogt is DHing Wednesday.
 
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.
 

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
9th
KAN 1
SFG 7
 
Final
MIA 90
HOU 85
Final
MIN 107
IND 89
Final
OKC 91
UTA 105
Final
DEN 75
POR 93
 
Half
LAL 47
PHO 50
 
2nd
GSW 27
LAC 33
 
4th
LALAF 41
ARKST 23
 
Final
NJD 3
NYR 4
Final
BOS 5
SJS 3
Final
NYI 2
TOR 5
Final
MON 2
DET 1
Final
NAS 4
ARI 3
Final
WIN 3
CAR 1
Final
CHI 4
PHI 0
Final
DAL 6
VAN 3
3rd
COL 3
FLA 3
 
3rd
CAL 1
TAM 0