Derek Norris

C / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • Derek Norris: Suspended for rest of 2017
      By RotoWire Staff

      Norris was suspended for the rest of the 2017 season following a domestic violence investigation, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports. Norris is currently a free agent after being released by Tampa Bay on June 27. The 28-year-old will be eligible to return next season, but was officially placed on the restricted list and deemed ineligible for the remainder of the year.

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    • Derek Norris: Hits free agency
      By RotoWire Staff

      Norris was released by the Rays on Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 28-year-old flashed decent power (nine home runs) this season, but was unable to show any consistency as he slashed .201/.258/.380 with the Rays. Norris will likely latch on elsewhere, but his poor numbers over the past two seasons should temper any expectations.

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    • Rays' Derek Norris: To be designated for assignment
      By RotoWire Staff

      Norris will be designated for assignment Saturday to clear space for Wilson Ramos's return from the disabled list. Norris just couldn't hack it at the plate for the Rays in Ramos's stead, as he mustered just a .188/.242/.347 batting line over 194 plate appearances. He was similarly bad in 2016 (.186/.255/.328), but it's possible Norris's strong campaigns with the Athletics will convince somebody he's worth a waiver claim.

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    • Rays' Derek Norris: Perfect night at plate Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      Norris went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three runs Friday against the Orioles. Norris clubbed his ninth homer of the season in the third inning to help the Rays pile up nine runs against Ubaldo Jimenez in a home win. Although his batting average is a huge liability, his ability to leave the yard gives him value, especially in leagues that require two starting catchers.

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    • Norris is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. Norris will find himself on the bench for the second straight game after manager Kevin Cash elected to award the team's other backstop, Jesus Sucre, another start after Sucre connected on his third home run of the season Tuesday. While Norris still looks like the Rays' primary option behind the plate, Cash recently stated that Sucre has "earned the opportunity to get more reps" at catcher, suggesting that the team could choose to deploy more of a timeshare at the position going forward. If that's indeed the case, it will be detrimental to Norris' fantasy value, which had already been deflated due to his .188 average and .242 on-base percentage on the season.

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