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Platoon or Not, Norris Ready to Lead
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

PHOENIX -- He may look like a veteran with his grizzly beard, but catcher Derek Norris is just 23 (he turns 24 on Thursday), and already taking on a leadership role with the Oakland Athletics. Although he has only been with the A's since June 21 of last season, he is the longest tenured catcher on the team. Couple that with the fact that Oakland's manager Bob Melvin is a former catcher himself, and you can easily see that Norris is getting a heaping serving of expectations behind the dish...

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