Norris Hopper Rumors
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.
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.
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.