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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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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Derek Norris Legs Are Jell-O (Probably)

During this past offseason the Padres jettisoned two catchers, one coming off a career year, the other a highly coveted young player who’s ceiling had yet to be reached. To replace those losses, the Padres added a slugging catcher from Oakland and a defensive minded, though offensively stunted, catcher from Los Angeles in the Matt Kemp trade. With Derek Norris, Tim Federowicz,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Upton, Norris drop in All-Star voting

With nine days to go until All-Star voting closes, Major League Baseball released its penultimate voting update. Compared to last week, the Padres’ two leading candidates for spots on the All-Star team dropped in voting. Outfielder Justin Upton dropped from sixth to seventh, and catcher Derek Norris dropped out of the top five after being fourth last week.Upton’s drop in the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

On Derek Norris’ Surprising Strength

Last year Derek Norris didn’t look much like the kind of catcher who was going to stick at the position for a long time. In 2014, among catchers with at least 700 innings behind the dish, Norris’ caught stealing percentage of 16.7 ranked ahead of only Colorado’s Wilin Rosario. It got so bad — apparently —  that Norris ceded the A’s everyday catcher role to backup Geovany...
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10 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres' Norris eager to make statement in matchup with A's

San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris is ready to show the Oakland Athletics what they've been missing, and he's hoping to do so during the four games between the two clubs this week. Norris was one of the players dealt during general manager Billy Beane's off-season re-sculpting of his roster (in exchange for Monday's starter Jesse Hahn), and as he told Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay...
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17 days ago  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
December 18, 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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