Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:18:44 -0700
San Diego Padres C Derek Norris hit his first home run of the spring Wednesday, March 25, and said, "It's been a lot better the last few days," Thursday, March 26. He went 3-for-32 with 13 strikeouts before the home run, and is looking to improve his production while juggling his duties controlling a new pitching staff. "That could play a little into it for the slower start," Norris said. "My (main) priority is getting to know these guys. Everyone would love to go 4-for-4 every day, but in my case, controlling the pitching staff and getting to know these guys is priority No. 1. Hopefully we can mesh the offense and defense."
Fantasy Tip: Norris ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) is a suitable No. 2 backstop in two-catcher formats or low-end option in deep mixed leagues. There is power upside, and at 26, there is still room for growth as Norris enters his offensive prime. However, Norris is a career .208 hitter against right-handed pitching and his new ballpark is on the pitcher-friendly extreme of the spectrum. He makes an excellent FantasyScore play against left-handed pitchers, though, with a career .292/.374/.486 slash line.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:30 -0800
The San Diego Padres have acquired P Seth Streich from the Oakland Athletics in addition to C Derek Norris.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:20:03 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade C Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres in exchange for SP Jesse Hahn and P R.J. Alvarez, according to a source.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:55:54 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (shoulder) had an injection after dealing with right shoulder soreness Sunday, Sept. 21, but he said he is fine to serve as the designated hitter Monday, Sept. 22.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:50:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics DH Adam Dunn is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17. C Derek Norris is batting fifth as the designated hitter.
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:32:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics DH Adam Dunn is not in the starting lineup Friday, Sept. 12. C Derek Norris is batting fourth as the designated hitter.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:06:09 -0700
Oakland Athletics DH Adam Dunn is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 11. C Derek Norris is the designated hitter and batting fifth.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of back stiffness but may be available off the bench.
Fantasy Tip: Norris does not appear to be dealing with a serious injury, so he should be back in the lineup in the next few days.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, 1B Brandon Moss and OF Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki, Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and SS Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion and Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez have been named as the reserves for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:51:20 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) returned to the lineup Wednesday, July 2.