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Back spasms take Norris out of action for a few days

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PHOENIX -- A's catcher Derek Norris was scratched from Friday's lineup against the D-backs because of back spasms.

The 25-year-old backstop was originally slated to be behind the plate for lefty Scott Kazmir's Cactus League debut, but that job went to Stephen Vogt, and Norris is expected to remain out of action through at least Saturday, according to manager Bob Melvin.

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PHOENIX -- A's catcher Derek Norris was scratched from Friday's lineup against the D-backs because of back spasms.

The 25-year-old backstop was originally slated to be behind the plate for lefty Scott Kazmir's Cactus League debut, but that job went to Stephen Vogt, and Norris is expected to remain out of action through at least Saturday, according to manager Bob Melvin.

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Melvin said Norris has been dealing with the issue "for a couple of days," and it's the same one that forced him to miss a handful of games last August.

Norris is 3-for-11 (.273) with one home run and four RBIs in five games this spring.

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