San Francisco Chronicle "In the very beginning and at the end Wednesday, it was all A’s. In between, though, Oakland had to contend with another messy outing by new closer Jim Johnson. Johnson, an offseason acquisition who is making $10 million, failed in a big situation yet again, his second blown save of the season..." April 10
Norris (back spasms) probably out until at least Monday, Melvin says.
San Francisco Chronicle "When the A's traded for Craig Gentry, one major reason was because of Coco Crisp's value. When Crisp was unavailable, the dropoff to the next option was the biggest gap on the team. Exposure, the A's call it. They have advanced metrics to analyze it, and to limit it they dealt outfield prospect..." February 19
CBSSports.com "The Oakland Athletics announced Thursday that catcher Derek Norris has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. He hasn't played since Aug. 20 due to a fractured left big toe. Norris 24 is hitting .234/.338/.393 (107 OPS+) with 12 doubles eight homers and 26 RBI in 264 plate appearances..." September 05
CSN Bay Area "The A's have placed catcher Derek Norris on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 21 with a fractured left big toe the team announced Friday. " August 25
San Francisco Chronicle "One day after Derek Norris broke the big toe on his left foot the A's spoke of keeping the catcher off the disabled list. "With a fracture like that there is some thought that Derek will feel better in the coming days" said manager Bob Melvin adding surgery isn't anticipated "but we'll see and..." August 22
Oakland Tribune "Derek Norris walks the walk of someone in serious hurt. And he's feeling better. Norris could barely walk at all Saturday when leaving Rogers Centre after he'd suffered a back spasm in his final at-bat. Team massage therapist Ozzie Lyles came by later in the evening to try and help relieve..." August 11