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Oakland Athletics
2014 Avg.
.268
 
Career Avg.
.245
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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