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Tim Federowicz | Catcher | #19

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Cubs recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Iowa.
Federowicz will operate as emergency depth at catcher over the final month of the regular season. The 29-year-old is a .194/.245/.297 career hitter in the majors. Sep 6 - 5:04 PM

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Cubs sent C Tim Federowicz outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Federowicz cleared waivers after being designated for assignment earlier this month. Assuming he decides to stay with the organization, he'll serve as catching depth in Triple-A.
Jun 28 - 3:57 PM

Cubs designated C Tim Federowicz for assignment.

Federowicz played sparingly with the big club, hitting only .192/.222/.269 over 27 plate appearances. The 28-year-old stands a decent change at clearing waivers.
Jun 17 - 12:28 PM

Tim Federowicz will be designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday.

That will clear out a roster spot for top catching prospect Willson Contreras, who will join up with the Cubs ahead of Friday afternoon's series opener against the Pirates. Federowicz, 28, is sitting on a .192/.222/.269 batting line through 27 plate appearances in 2016.
Jun 16 - 1:10 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Iowa.

Federowicz will give the Cubs depth at catcher while Miguel Montero recovers from a back injury. Federowicz could see a good amount of starts over the next two weeks, but he is a .194/.247/.300 career major league hitter.
Apr 28 - 12:08 PM

Cubs signed C Tim Federowicz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Federowicz missed much of 2015 with a knee injury and hit only .179/.229/.346 at Triple-A over 22 games. The 28-year-old has been a pretty good hitter in the minors prior to last year, though, and is a solid depth guy.
Jan 15 - 4:27 PM

Tim Federowicz underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday to shave down cartilage that had been bothering him.

Federowicz underwent a first procedure in March to repair a torn meniscus. He's expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training where he'll compete for a reserve role with the major league club.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Padres sent C Tim Federowicz outright to Triple-A El Paso.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. However, with Derek Norris and Austin Hedges ahead of him on the depth chart, there doesn't appear to be much of a future in San Diego for Federowicz.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 06:54:00 PM

Padres designated C Tim Federowicz for assignment.

His 20-day stint on the minor league disabled list was up, and the team was forced to make a decision. He could attract interest on waivers from team's searching for depth behind the plate.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 03:31:00 PM

Tim Federowicz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment around the All-Star break.

Working his way back from surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, Federowicz will need most, if not all, of his 20-day rehab allotment. He could be an option for the Padres in early August.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 12:21:00 PM

Tim Federowicz (knee) has begun hitting and doing some squatting.

Federowicz is working his way back from surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. There's no timetable for his return, although he definitely won't be back prior to the All-Star break.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Padres placed C Tim Federowicz on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Federowicz could miss up to six months after completely tearing the meniscus in his right knee in early March. Wil Nieves will back up Derek Norris in San Diego.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Tim Federowicz is expected to be sidelined for three to six months after it was revealed he has a complete meniscus tear in his right knee.

The initial diagnosis was a small tear in his lateral meniscus, and the thought was that he would require arthroscopic surgery, so this new news is a tough blow for the Padres and the veteran backstop. Wil Nieves will function as the primary backup behind starting catcher Derek Norris.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Tim Federowicz is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after an MRI revealed a lateral meniscus tear.

How long he'll be sidelined won't be determined until after the operation is performed. Federowicz had been the favorite to open the season as Derek Norris' backup, but those duties will now likely fall to Wil Nieves.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Tim Federowicz had an MRI on his right knee Monday.

Federowicz left Sunday's Cactus League game with discomfort in his right knee and showed up back at the Padres' spring training complex Monday on crutches. The MRI should provide a proper diagnosis. Federowicz was in line to open the 2015 regular season as San Diego's backup catcher.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 12:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
4Tim Federowicz
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Munenori Kawasaki
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
7Dallas Beeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Mike Montgomery
5Joe Smith
6Trevor Cahill
7Carl Edwards Jr.
8Travis Wood
9Justin Grimm
10Zac Rosscup
11Rob Zastryzny
12Felix Pena
13Jake Buchanan
14Spencer Patton