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Padres | Matt Kemp receives a breather

Fri, 20 May 2016 16:07:33 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 20. C Christian Bethancourt is starting in right field and is hitting fifth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Kazmir. C Derek Norris also moves up to the two-hole.

Fantasy Tip: Kemp's 10 homers and 29 RBI look nice, but he's in need of a blow and is hitting .123 (7-for-57) with 15 strikeouts since May 5. He should pull out of this mini-slump eventually, so keep him in your seasonal starting lineups when he's back in there. Both Norris and Bethancourt aren't much to talk about offensively and are low-end daily picks. Norris is the better bet with a nice lineup positioning this evening.

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Padres | Derek Norris taking a breather

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:13:53 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 19. C Christian Bethancourt takes the catching duties and is batting sixth against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt has showed some pop recently but is still hitting only .250 on the year and remains on the lower end of cheap catching options in daily games.

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Padres | Derek Norris won't be out long

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:07:02 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris (hand) isn't expected to miss more than a "couple" of games, according to manager Andy Green. Norris might be available to pinch hit Friday, May 13.

Fantasy Tip: Norris was likely already sent to the waiver wire by most owners in mixed leagues. The catcher has a disappointing slash line of .187/.237/.290 with two home runs and four RBI in 31 games. The way things are going, he's become a low-end second backstop in two-catcher and NL-only leagues. Christian Bethancourt is the backup but doesn't carry much value himself.

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Padres | Derek Norris remains out

Fri, 13 May 2016 15:02:17 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris (hand) is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. C Christian Bethancourt is starting behind the plate and is hitting sixth against Milwaukee Brewers SP Junior Guerra.

Fantasy Tip: X-rays on Norris' hand were negative last night, so he's likely day-to-day. He's probably not worth owning outside of two-catcher and NL-only leagues, though, since he's still hitting under .200 on the season. Bethancourt has two home runs in his last three games but isn't much of an offensive force and remains a low-end daily consideration.

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Padres | X-rays negative for Derek Norris

Thu, 12 May 2016 21:10:16 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres C Derek Norris' (hand) X-rays on his right hand came back negative, and the team will wait until the swelling subsides before determining his status going forward.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Christian Bethancourt to make a couple of starts behind the plate while Norris recovers, and he could be a decent sleeper in DFS formats.

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Padres | Derek Norris makes early exit

Thu, 12 May 2016 17:36:09 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris (hand) left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the top of the second inning Thursday, May 12, after getting hit on the right hand by a pitched ball. He was replaced in the game by C Christian Bethancourt.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Norris' injury is unknown but he had difficulty removing his batting glove after being hit. He was hitting just .187 with two home runs and four RBI in 107 at-bats entering play Thursday. Bethancourt was batting .267 with three home runs and six RBI in 30 at-bats and will see the bulk of the action behind the plate if Norris is sidelined for a while. Bethancourt is worth considering as an inexpensive flier in daily fantasy leagues.

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Padres | Derek Norris sitting out

Wed, 11 May 2016 14:45:48 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, May 11. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting sixth against Cubs SP John Lackey.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt recorded two hits, one home run and two RBI in his last start but is hitting only .222 this season. Bethancourt is not a must-start option but can be a starter in two-catcher leagues.

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Padres | Derek Norris in cleanup spot

Tue, 10 May 2016 14:19:06 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is hitting cleanup against Chicago Cubs SP Jon Lester Tuesday, May 10. 1B Brett Wallace is being dropped down to sixth in the order against the lefty.

Fantasy Tip: This setup is likely the result of facing a southpaw. Norris (.173/.214/.286) certainly hasn't performed like one worthy of the lineup position, but the Friars don't have many options. He's hit slightly better against lefties, but Lester is an above-average southpaw. Norris is strictly a contrarian pick in daily lineups tonight.

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Padres | Brett Wallace sitting vs. southpaw

Mon, 09 May 2016 13:47:10 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Brett Wallace is not in the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs left-handed SP Jon Lester. INF Adam Rosales is starting at third base and batting eighth. C Derek Norris moves up to the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: Rosales has only 10 hits in 58 at-bats (.172) and should be avoided in all fantasy formats against Lester, especially with weather threatening to postpone this one. Norris gains some daily intrigue but remains a sleeper catcher because of his rough start.

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Padres | Derek Norris resting on Sunday

Sun, 08 May 2016 12:27:28 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the lineup on Sunday, May 08, against New York Mets SP Matt Harvey. C Christian Bethancourt will draw the start behind the plate instead and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is really struggling through 97 at-bats in 2016, batting .175 with two homers and four RBI. Bethancourt isn't putting any heat on him, however, with only four hits in 23 at-bats so far. Even at a perilously thin position in fantasy, both San Diego backstops can be avoided in most leagues.

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