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Derek Norris
.186 14 42
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-0 / 230 NFBC ADP: 279.67
Position: CBorn: 2/14/1989 Birthplace: Goddard, Kansas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Nationals (2007)

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Dec. 2 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET22:57 GMT6:57 3:57 PM MST5:57 PM EST6:27 PM VEN2:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-The Washington Nationals reacquired Norris from the San Diego Padres for minor league right-hander Pedro Avila on Friday.
Analysis: Norris, a 2007 first-round pick of the Nationals, hit .186 with 14 home runs and 42 RBIs last season for San Diego. The 27-year-old is a career .233 hitter in five major league seasons with the Oakland Athletics and Padres. Washington sent Norris to Oakland for left-hander Gio Gonzalez in 2011.
Sep. 9 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET23:02 ET3:02 GMT11:02 8:02 PM MST10:02 PM EST10:32 PM VEN7:02 UAE (+1)10:02 PM CT-Norris didn't play Friday after taking a foul tip off his shoulder Thursday.
Analysis: X-rays were negative and Norris was available off the bench. He had hit his 13th homer Thursday - just his third hit in the last eight games.
July 9 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Norris left Friday's game against the Dodgers in the fourth inning with a right quad contusion.
Analysis: The catcher was hurt in a first-inning collision at second base with Chase Utley. Norris is day to day, though he's more likely to return Sunday than Saturday.
July 5 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET0:43 ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST12:13 AM VEN8:43 UAE11:43 PM CT-Norris drove in three runs with a home run and a double before leaving with an injury and the San Diego Padres handed the Arizona Diamondbacks yet another home loss 8-4 on Monday night.
Analysis: Norris, the team's catcher, left in the eighth inning when he was struck in the arm by a bat on the follow-through by hitter Brandon Drury. His status going forward is uncertain.
June 24 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Norris hit a three-run homer that completed San Diego's comeback, and the NL's highest-scoring team in June rallied for a 7-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in a matchup of last-place teams.
Analysis: After a slow start, Norris has been in the middle of San Diego's big month at the plate. Half of Norris' 10 homers have come in June, when he's batted .302.
June 13 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET12:06 ET16:06 GMT0:06 9:06 AM MST11:06 AM EST11:36 AM VEN20:06 UAE11:06 AM CT-Norris had his second straight two-hit game at Coors Field in Sunday's 2-1 loss.
Analysis: Norris has heated up in June, batting .368 with two homers and six RBIs in 10 games this month.
June 5 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET13:42 ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST1:12 PM VEN21:42 UAE12:42 PM CT-Norris went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in a 4-3 win against Colorado on Saturday.
Analysis: Norris, now batting .205, is 7 for 15 (.467) with four RBIs in his first four games this month.
June 3 9:41 AM PT10:41 AM MT11:41 AM CT12:41 PM ET12:41 ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST12:11 PM VEN20:41 UAE11:41 AM CT-Norris was 3 for 5 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Norris still stinks with a .195 average, although his beard remains impressive.
May 28 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Norris was 2 for 3 with a jack and three RBIs Friday night.
Analysis: Norris is horrible with a .591 OPS.
May 12 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Norris had three hits in a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday, the opener to the San Diego Padres' doubleheader sweep at Wrigley Field.
Analysis: Norris, now batting .187, is 8 for 20 with a solo homer and a double in his past six games.
May 6 12:55 PM PT1:55 PM MT2:55 PM CT3:55 PM ET15:55 ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST3:25 PM VEN23:55 UAE2:55 PM CT-Norris was 3 for 3 on Thursday.
Analysis: Norris ended a pathetic 0-for-11 slump.

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