Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:01:38 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris hit a game-winning, pinch-hit three-run home run Wednesday, April 9, to give him home runs in back-to-back days. Both of his home runs and all six of his hits this year have been off right-handed pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: Norris is proving to be the clear favorite for playing time behind the dish because of his offensive prowess over John Jaso. Norris should be owned in all leagues that start two catchers.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:50:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris said SP Scott Kazmir (back) was dealing with a little back stiffness Monday, April 7. Kazmir said his mechanics weren't affected during his start against the Minnesota Twins, and the issue isn't a concern.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:20:42 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, who will enter the season in a platoon with either Cs John Jaso or Stephen Vogt, added a small leg kick to help place his landing foot correctly in the offseason. "When I found it, I stuck with it," Norris said. "So this was one of my easier offseasons, I didn't have to put a lot of thought into it -- I just repeated it. I'm at the point I can swing without thinking, and that was the goal. Now I have a more consistent swing path and I can shoot the ball to all fields." Norris is also working to iron out "kinks in my mechanics" on the defensive side to help him throw out more base runners.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:39:29 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) is unavailable for the next few days with back tightness. OF Craig Gentry (back) will continue to take part in drills as he works his way back from a back injury.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:00:39 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said C Derek Norris (back) may be able to play in the team's spring training game Tuesday, March 11.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 09:42:54 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) did not play in the team's spring training game Saturday, March 8, because of back tightness and will not play Sunday, March 9.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:19:50 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said C Derek Norris (toe) will come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible Thursday, Sept. 5.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:05:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (toe) is heading out for a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, Aug. 31, with Class A Stockton.
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:40:55 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (toe) could start playing in rehab games this weekend.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:22:50 -0700
The Oakland Athletics placed C Derek Norris (toe) on the 15-day disabled list with a broken toe Friday, Aug. 23.
Fantasy Tip: Newly acquired Kurt Suzuki will take over the main catching duties until John Jaso (concussion) can return. Stephen Vogt is starting behind the plate Friday.