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Tommy Medica | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Clara
Contract: view contract details

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Marlins claimed INF Tommy Medica off waivers from the Padres.
Medica has played exclusively at the Triple-A level this season, batting .259 with five home runs and a .679 OPS over 100 games. The 27-year-old isn't expected to join the Marlins' active roster. Sep 8 - 3:13 PM

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

This despite a blistering spring. Medica slashed .432/.475/.811 with four home runs in 40 plate appearances. While he'll be down on the farm for the time being, the Padres could call him up if they find themselves in need of a bench bat to face off against lefties.
Apr 1 - 3:11 PM

Tommy Medica hit his fourth Cactus League home run against the Cubs on Sunday, finishing 1-for-2.

Medica pinch-hit in the eighth inning, blasting a two-run home run to break a 1-1 tie. He added an RBI ground out in the ninth, padding the Padres' lead to 6-1. The 26-year-old has been on fire this spring, currently sporting a .556 average (15-for-27) along with the four home runs and 11 RBI. Medica's performance could result in some regular at-bats at first base against left-handed pitchers.
Mar 22 - 7:25 PM

Tommy Medica went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs as the Padres defeated the Angels 7-3 in Friday's Cactus League tilt.

The 26-year-old is off to a terrific start in spring play, hitting .571 (8-for-14) with two RBI. He's expected to secure a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster and could work his way into a platoon at first base with Yonder Alonso, which should allow him to eke out value in NL-only formats.
Mar 13 - 8:59 PM

Tommy Medica went 1-for-3 with a steal in Thursday's win against the Phillies.

It was his fifth steal of the season. The first baseman went 4-for-8 in this series with a pair of steals after entering it mired in a brutal 3-for-53 (.057) slump over his previous 28 contests. Medica's struggles down the stretch have rendered his odds of making next season's Opening Day roster not a sure thing. He's slashing .233/.286/.401 through 97 games.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Tommy Medica (head) doubled as a pinch-hitter on Sunday afternoon against the Pirates.

Medica was held out of the starting lineup as a precautionary measure after taking a pitch off his helmet Saturday. He apparently passed his concussion tests. The 26-year-old has flashed promise this season at the major league level, posting an .806 OPS in 69 games.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 08:15:00 AM

Tommy Medica (head) has passed concussion tests.

Medica left Saturday's game against the Pirates after being hit by a pitch in the helmet, but he apparently has managed to avoid a concussion. He won't play Sunday but is considered day-to-day.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:58:00 AM

Tommy Medica left Saturday's game against the Pirates after being hit by a pitch in the helmet.

Medica got struck in the eighth inning. He was 0-for-2 with a run scored before exiting the game. Medica was flashing a smile soon after the beaning, but he'll likely be run through multiple concussion tests.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Tommy Medica went 5-for-5 with two homers, four RBI and four runs scored as the Padres blasted the Braves 10-1 on Friday.

Medica had plenty of time to impress while Yadier Alonso was out and did nothing with it, hitting .217/.265/.261 with no homers in July. As a result, expectations were that Alonso would go back to starting against righties after coming off the DL this week, with Medica merely filling in against lefties. They can play both at the same times on occasion, but putting Medica in the outfield isn't ideal. It'll be interesting to see if the huge game gets Medica a start against Ervin Santana on Saturday or if the Padres simply stick to the plan.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 01:35:00 AM

Tommy Medica went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Braves.

The four hits were a career-high. Medica has seven hits over the past two days, but he could move back into a reserve role with Yonder Alonso (wrist) nearing the end of a minor league rehab assignment.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:11:00 PM

Tommy Medica went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in the Padres' 8-3 defeat of the Cubs on Wednesday.

It's just the sixth time this year the Padres have scored as many as eight runs. Medica's big game came in his first start since July 8, as he's been limited to pinch-hitting duties of late by a groin injury. He hadn't driven in a run since June 28, and he was just 2-for-25 this month.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 01:20:00 AM

Tommy Medica (groin) came off the bench for the Padres on Friday, grounding out as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

It was the first game action for Medica since July 10, as he's been slowed be soreness in his right groin. Expect him to return to the starting lineup at some point over the weekend.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 06:20:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 08:40:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 11:12:00 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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 01:04:00 AM

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6Brian Ellington
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