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Derek Norris

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  • Watch Yoenis Cespedes' amazing throw

    They're calling it the defensive play of the year, and it came after Yoenis Cespedes initially misplayed the ball. The Oakland A's left fielder was pursuing a one-hit double by Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a 1-1 tie...
  • Chicago has 4 players make All-Star team

    It hasn't exactly been a season to remember for the White Sox or Cubs, but some stellar individual performances were recognized Sunday in voting for the All-Star Game. Rookie Jose Abreu and shortstop Alexei Ramirez were selected to represent the Sox...
  • Around MLB

    Around MLB
    American League Central Division White Sox: May have to surrender wild-card hopes and deal Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo and Gordon Beckham. Indians: Is Iowa's Manny Ramirez hoping to bookend career with Tribe, under old Red Sox manager Terry Francona?...
  • Jeff Samardzija All-Star for both teams, sort of

    MINNEAPOLIS — The biggest mystery surrounding Tuesday's All-Star Game is where A's pitcher Jeff Samardzija will wind up. Should Samardzija sit in the National League dugout with the players who voted him to their team as a Cub, or take a seat in...
  • Jim Johnson gives up 6 runs in the 9th as the O's lose wild one to the A's

    Jim Johnson gives up 6 runs in the 9th as the O's lose wild one to the A's
    The Orioles entered Friday night’s series opener against the Oakland A's with a 41-0 record when leading after eight innings. Their 14-9 loss changed that, as All-Star closer Jim Johnson gave up six runs in the ninth, the most in his major league...
  • Wei-Yin Chen strikes out 12 as Orioles beat A's, 6-1, to avoid sweep

    Wei-Yin Chen strikes out 12 as Orioles beat A's, 6-1, to avoid sweep
    Wei-Yin Chen didn’t come to the Orioles with the reputation of being a strikeout pitcher, but after Sunday afternoon’s record-breaking performance, perhaps that may begin to change. The 27-year-old lefty from Taiwan has often deflected...
  • Positivity, preparation make Nationals' Suzuki a leader

    George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii. "We didn't...
  • UPDATE: Brandon McCarthy "alert, awake" after surgery

    UPDATE: Brandon McCarthy "alert, awake" after surgery
    Glendale native and Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy is “alert, awake and resting comfortably” and “showing signs of improvement” after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure in his head, according to the team’s...
  • Oakland beats Orioles, 5-2, knocking them out of first place in the AL East

    Oakland beats Orioles, 5-2, knocking them out of first place in the AL East
    OAKLANDĀ – If there’s one thing that separates the Oakland A’s and the Orioles, the American League’s two upstarts, it’s that the A’s young pitching has been a tick better this season. On Saturday, in Oakland’s 5-...
  • The Billy Beane way still works for A's, and team's owner

    As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away. Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip. Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it...
  • Sewage backup highlights need for new Oakland stadium ... again

    Sewage backup highlights need for new Oakland stadium ... again
    OAKLAND—The Oakland Athletics’ need for a new stadium was highlighted again Tuesday night when a sewage backup from a bathroom adjacent to the A’s dugout forced players and coaches to watch the final three innings of their 2-1 walk-off...