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Tim Federowicz | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Padres acquired C Tim Federowicz from the Dodgers in the Matt Kemp trade.

Federowicz has a strong defensive reputation but has hit just .194/.247/.300 over his first 271 big league plate appearances. With Derek Norris and Ryan Hanigan on the roster, Federowicz is headed to Triple-A to start the season.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:31:00 PM

Dodgers recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Federowicz will be the Dodgers' emergency third catcher for the final month of the regular season. He is 8-for-61 (.131) in 18 games this year in the majors.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He's hit only .131/.169/.230 in 18 games with the big club this season. A.J. Ellis is back from the DL to replace Federowicz on the roster.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 06:00:00 PM

Dodgers recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll replace the injured A.J. Ellis (ankle) on the active roster. Federowicz is batting just .109 with a .315 OPS in 50 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season and isn't a fantasy option.
Mon, May 26, 2014 05:05:00 PM

Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Miguel Olivo has been called up in a corresponding roster move. Federowicz was batting just .109 with a .315 OPS in 50 plate appearances this season for Los Angeles.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 04:03:00 PM