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Tommy Medica | First Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Tommy Medica is not in the Padres starting lineup on Friday, and is unlikely to be available the remainder of the weekend due to continued rightness in his right groin.
The Padres remain hopeful that he'll avoid a trip to the disabled list, so they'll play with a short bench for the weekend series against the Dodgers. Medica is hitting .230/.275/.410 with four homers and 13 RBI in his 122 at-bats on the season. Jul 11 - 8:40 PM

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Tommy Medica left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with right groin tightness.

It's not clear how long he might be sidelined, but the Padres should provide more on Medica's status after the game. Rene Rivera replaced Medica at first base Thursday.
Jul 10 - 11:12 PM

Tommy Medica went 1-for-2 with a walk, steal and a run scored in Monday's 1-0 win against the Reds.

Medica has hit safely in 10 out of his last 11 games. Here's the strange part: In all 10 of those contests, he had exactly one hit. Indeed, Medica hasn't posted a multi-hit game since May 28. The first baseman is floating along with a decent .263/.308/.475 slash line through 99 at-bats, which makes him the equivalent of Frank Thomas in this pathetic offense.
Jul 1 - 1:04 AM

Tommy Medica clubbed a pinch-hit solo homer in Tuesday's win over San Francisco.

Medica subbed in for Jake Goebbert and took Javier Lopez deep to give San Diego an insurance run they didn't need in a 7-2 triumph. The first baseman is working his way towards NL-only relevancy, improving his slash line to .261/.301/.500 with four homers through 88 at-bats. He's riding a seven-game hitting streak and has an extra-base hit in three straight.
Jun 25 - 1:30 AM

Tommy Medica had a two-run double in Monday's 6-0 win against San Francisco.

It was Medica's only hit in four at-bats, and he's now finished with exactly one hit in six straight games. Medica helped hasten Kyle Blanks' departure out of San Diego, but the 26-year-old remains relegated to NL-only formats with a .253/.293/.460 slash line and three homers over his first 39 games.
Jun 24 - 1:16 AM

Tommy Medica (quad) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in his return to action Wednesday.

Medica had been limited to pinch-hitting duties since Sunday because of a minor quadriceps strain. The 26-year-old has a cool .844 OPS in 24 games this season.
Jun 5 - 8:33 AM

Tommy Medica (quad) struck out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Pirates.

Medica left Sunday's game with a strained right quad, so it's a good sign that he was able to pinch hit. He's considered day-to-day.
Jun 3 - 4:46 AM

Padres manager Bud Black said after Sunday's game that Tommy Medica is considered day-to-day with a strained right quadriceps.

Medica sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the White Sox. He's done a nice job on a part-time basis for the Padres, slashing .286/.327/.571 with three homers and seven RBI in 49 at-bats.
Jun 1 - 5:42 PM

Tommy Medica finished a single short of the cycle in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

He finished 3-for-5, tripling in the fourth, doubling in the fifth, and going deep in the eighth. Medica came up in the ninth with a shot at history, but he flew out to center. The 26-year-old has been on fire since his promotion, going 8-for-12 with five extra-base hits and five RBI in four games. It's about time to make the speculation play if you're going to do it, NL-only players.
May 29 - 1:23 AM

Tommy Medica went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Arizona.

The 26-year-old has hit safely in all three games since his promotion, going 5-for-7 with two extra base knocks. He slashed only .161/.212/.290 earlier this year, but perhaps Medica's suddenly hot bat will secure him a few more at-bats in the coming days. If so, he'll be addable in NL-only formats as a speculation play.
May 28 - 12:45 AM

Padres recalled INF/OF Tommy Medica from Triple-A El Paso.

Medica has hit only .161/.212/.290 at the big league level this season. He'll provide a bat off the bench for the Padres.
May 25 - 1:38 PM

Padres optioned 1B Tommy Medica to Triple-A El Paso.

Medica was up in the major leagues for only two games while Jedd Gyorko's wife gave birth to twin boys.
Apr 30 - 5:53 PM

Padres recalled 1B Tommy Medica from Triple-A El Paso.

Medica will give the Padres an extra bench bat while Jedd Gyorko's wife gives birth to twin boys.
Apr 28 - 2:42 PM

Padres optioned 1B/OF Tommy Medica to Triple-A El Paso.

Medica hit just .143/.172/.286 over 14 games to earn the demotion. He should get another shot later this season.
Apr 25 - 4:02 PM

Tommy Medica will start in left field for the Padres' season opener against the Dodgers on Sunday night.

Here's how the Padres' Opening Day lineup shakes out: Everth Cabrera SS, Chris Denofria RF, Chase Headley 3B, Jedd Gyorko 2B, Yonder Alonso 1B, Tommy Medica LF, Will Venable CF, Rene Rivera C, and Andrew Cashner P.
Mar 30 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Irving Falu
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chase Headley
2Brooks Conrad
LF1Carlos Quentin
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Jesse Hahn
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Cory Luebke
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Blaine Boyer