"He's fine," said Padres manager Andy Green. "He was asking to play today. He's caught four [days] in a row anyway, so he's down today."
It sounds as though Norris will return to the starting lineup Wednesday, after backup catcher Christian Bethancourt was given the start Tuesday night.
Norris, who is batting .267 with six dingers since the start of June, was struck in the funny bone, and felt some temporary numbness. But that had subsided by Tuesday afternoon.
"Expectation is he'll be out there tomorrow," Green said. "[It] just made sense to give him a day today after that happened. Just caught a nerve funny. And you get hit in that spot, it's just awkward for a while. But there's no break or anything like that. He feels substantially better today."
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