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Derek Norris

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  • Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers defense falls flat in loss to Padres, 7-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were let down by their supposedly improved defense, which committed three errors. The last one was the most damaging. Catcher Yasmani Grandal fielded a ninth-inning bunt by Cory Spangenberg, only to make an errant throw to first...
  • Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around

    Padres new general manager working quickly to turn things around
    A.J. Preller was a fraternity brother and roommate of Jon Daniels when the two attended Cornell, so when Daniels became the Rangers' baseball head in 2003, he soon brought his old friend in to run the team's international and pro scouting. It's always...
  • Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3

    Dodgers give one away in loss to San Diego Padres, 7-3
    No one’s really arguing the Dodgers will not be an improved defensive team this season. And no one is arguing they won’t have nights like Tuesday's, either, when they committed three errors and could have been charged with another. The...
  • New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win

    New Dodgers provide new experience in opener: A come-from-behind win
    In the middle of fielding questions about the Dodgers' season-opening victory over the San Diego Padres, Adrian Gonzalez made an inquiry of his own. "Last year, how many times did we come from behind?" he asked. The answer: Not many. Only twice last...
  • Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter

    Padres positioned to make big noise in NL West after whirlwind winter
    These should be the big, bold, brash San Diego Padres. They always could pitch. Now they can hit. Now they can win. You do not import an entire outfield of sluggers — Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton — and talk gingerly of hoping to...
  • Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0

    Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0
    The summary Jon Lester said his location was lacking in the bullpen, and it showed as he lasted only 31/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the...
  • Learning lessons for Jon Lester

    Learning lessons for Jon Lester
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester used Monday’s rough start as a learning lesson rather than an excuse. “I want (positive) results,” Lester said after his was tagged for six runs on seven hits in only 3 1/3 innings of a 7-0 loss to the San...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0
    Padres 7, Cubs 0 Spring record: 5-9-1 The summary: Jon Lester lasted only 3 1/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the left field wall. Lester...
  • MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps

    MLB makes small pace of game changes, passes on bigger steps
    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is making some changes designed to speed games but won't implement more radical proposals this year. The league and the players' union announced an agreement Friday to enforce the rule requiring a hitter to keep at...
  • Boundless optimism: It happens every spring

    Boundless optimism: It happens every spring
    Andy Warhol would have loved this winter. In only 3-1/2 months, every major league team seemed to have its own 15 minutes of fame, from the usual suspects to the perennial wannabes. The Blue Jays and A's started it with a blockbuster trade, the Red...
  • James Shields, Padres agree to 4-year contract

    James Shields, Padres agree to 4-year contract
    SAN DIEGO -- Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the World Series last season, has agreed to a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The Cubs were rumored to have interest in Shields as well. Shields is the latest addition...