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Padres | Derek Norris on the bench

Sun, 29 May 2016 11:46:46 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Archie Bradley Sunday, May 29. C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is hitting .273 with three home runs and six RBI this month and should be a starting candidate in two-catcher leagues and some daily fantasy leagues.

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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 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 | 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 | Christian Bethancourt makes difference

Wed, 11 May 2016 21:28:59 -0700

San Diego Padres C Christian Bethancourt hit a solo home run Wednesday, May 11, against the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of a doubleheader to provide the only run in a 1-0 win.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is making the most of his playing time, and he is up to .267 with three homers and six RBIs. He isn't worth adding in mixed formats, but he isn't a bad play in deeper NL-only leagues and DFS when he starts.

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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 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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Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat

Wed, 04 May 2016 10:45:58 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with C Christian Bethancourt hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Bethancourt is just 4-for-20 (.200) on the year, and he doesn't have enough upside to stream against Tyler Chatwood.

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Padres | Two starters sitting for Padres

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:58:33 -0700

San Diego Padres C Derek Norris and 3B Adam Rosales are not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Mike Leake Sunday, April 24. Brett Wallace will start at third base and is batting fifth, while C Christian Bethancourt will start at catcher and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Wallace has only one hit in 16 at-bats this season and should be avoided in all leagues. Bethancourt has gone 3-for-16 in limited playing time this season and is not a strong fantasy option.

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