Norris Hopper Rumors

Brewers Sign Norris Hopper

The Brewers signed outfielder Norris Hopper to a minor league deal, tweets MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.  Hopper, 31 in March, hit .281/.337/.330 in 453 Triple A plate appearances last year across three organizations.  He has a .316/.367/.371 big league line in 440 plate appearances, with most of his time spent in center field.


Nats Acquire Ward & Hopper From White Sox

The Nationals acquired former major leaguers Daryle Ward and Norris Hopper from the White Sox today, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. The players go from Chicago's Triple A team to Washington's.

Ward, 34, played 11 big league seasons, most recently with last year's Cubs. Hopper, 30, spent parts of three seasons with the Reds, but hasn't appeared in the majors this year.

Norris Hopper Traded For Corky Miller

Tim Curtis of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds traded Norris Hopper to the White Sox in exchange for Corky Miller. Miller, a 33-year-old catcher, began his career with the Reds and played four seasons in Cincinnati from 2001-04. He's played for four major league teams since, most recently for the White Sox. He'll restart his Reds career in Triple A.

Hopper, 30, has played parts of three seasons for the Reds, but hasn't played in the majors so far in 2009.