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Tim Federowicz | Catcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 11 - 9:47 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 6:54 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.
Aug 1 - 3:31 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.
Jul 5 - 12:21 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.
Jun 14 - 9:56 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.
Mar 26 - 2:24 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.
Mar 13 - 7:19 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.
Mar 9 - 7:18 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.
Mar 9 - 12:51 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

Tim Federowicz said Tuesday that he expects to be the Dodgers' primary catcher while A.J. Ellis (knee) is out.

It's possible Federowicz is just expressing confidence, but it's probably safe to assume he's been told to be prepared to play regularly. Drew Butera is also around but should remain in a backup role. Federowicz isn't bad with the stick and could have some deep league value while he's playing regularly.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:00:00 PM

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C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jose Pirela
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Wil Myers
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Shawn Kelley
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Marcos Mateo
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Nick Vincent
8Jon Edwards
9Frank Garces
10Jay Jackson
11Cory Mazzoni