Is it time for Derek Norris to get more playing time?
If it’s not now, it never will be. The catcher doubled in his first two at-bats Tuesday, driving in three runs while leading the A’s offense to a 9-3 win over Texas.
He’s 13-for-27 over his last nine games and with four consecutive multiple-hit games, he has eight hits in his last 13 at-bats.
The thing is, Norris is a right-hander and as such gets to play against left-handed starting pitching such as Martin Perez of the Rangers, who came into Tuesday as the American League’s ERA leader.