A's catcher Derek Norris reinstated from disabled list
After a very successful three-game rehab assignment, Derek Norris has returned from a fractured big toe.
Norris, 24, is hitting .234/.338/.393 (107 OPS+) with 12 doubles eight homers and 26 RBI in 264 plate appearances this season. During a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, Norris went 6-for-14 (.429) with two homers, so his bat is certainly ready. He caught two of the three games and served as designated hitter in the other.
The A's head into Thursday night tied atop the AL West with the Rangers.