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Derek Norris bestowed Padres' Heart and Hustle Award

San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris has had his ups and downs this season, but his fervor for the game hasn't wavered, which hasn't gone unnoticed by those in the baseball community. Norris was named the Padres' recipient of this year's Heart and Hustle Award by the MLB Players Alumni on Tuesday for his work ethic and passion on and off the field. The Heart and Hustle Award, which...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' catcher Norris makes big play in rare start at first base

Derek Norris doesn’t usually play first base for the Padres -- he’s their starting catcher. Thursday was only his third time playing first base this season and the fourth time in his career. He made a good play -- a great one considering how much time he’s spent at first -- with the game on the line in the bottom of the ninth inning of the team's game against the Cardinals...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres catcher Derek Norris once played football game with a broken leg

Catchers are usually tough. They have to be to crouch for hours behind home plate catching 90 mph fastballs, while being at the mercy of foul tips. Padres catcher Derek Norris prides himself on his toughness. Norris spoke about to U-T San Diego about how he would like for people to view him:"In a perfect world, I'd want for people to say 'he always played hard, he was always there...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Catcher Derek Norris starts at first base, homers in Padres' win

Padres catcher Derek Norris had a big day on Thursday in the team’s win over the Athletics. His solo home run in the sixth inning put the Padres up 2-0. He also showed his versatility on the field as he played first base. The only other time he had played first base was a game on September 29, 2013 when he was playing for the A’s. Perhaps it was because of his familiarity with...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Is San Diego Padres’ Derek Norris an All-Star?

A walk-off grand slam is one of the most exciting occurrences in all of sports. Last Friday, Derek Norris was 0-4 with 4 strikeouts when he stepped into the box with the bases juiced in the bottom of the ninth inning and the game tied at 2-2. That’s the beauty of baseball. You can be having an awful game with a “golden sombrero” (that’s 4 Ks in one game), but there’s always...
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

If you’re an Oakland Athletics fan, you’re probably wondering when the drain of talent from your roster will end. It’s not stopping today – the club has reportedly traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Minor league pitcher Seth Streich will also head to San Diego in the deal, while Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez are going to Oakland. Source: the A...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Why Derek Norris has been the biggest surprise

Derek Norris The Oakland A’s have had a lot of surprising success stories this year when it comes to their players. Most of these surprises are on the pitching staff since the starting rotation and bullpen relievers have been switched and moved around so frequently. Pitchers like Jesse Chavez and Drew Pomeranz have surprised everyone by successfully transitioning from long relievers...
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Norris deservedly among top adds this week: Week 7 MLB Transaction Trends

Derek Norris is once again proving Billy Beane to be a genius, or magician. The A’s catcher hit a home run Sunday off of once team ace, Gio Gonzalez, who he was traded for in 2011. The 25-year-old is having by far the best year of his career, although his previous career high in games played at the Major League level, was 98 last season. He’s getting his walks (13.3%), while...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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