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Tommy Medica | First Baseman | #7

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Santa Clara
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 14 (0) / SD
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Marlins released 1B Tommy Medica.
Medica was one of the first cuts from the major league side of Marlins camp this spring, and he apparently didn't impress on the minor league side either. Medica flashed some pop with the Padres back in 2013, but he struggled mightily as a sophomore in 2014 and did not play in a big league game last season. Mar 30 - 6:08 PM

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Marlins re-assigned 1B Tommy Medica, INF Dan Black, 3B J.T. Riddle, OFs Brady Shoemaker, Yefri Perez, Kenny Wilson and C Sharif Othman to minor league camp.

No surprises here. Medica a couple years ago looked like he might be able to carve out a role as a platoon player, but he'll turn 28 next month and had a bad season in 2015 at Triple-A.
Mar 15 - 6:13 PM

Marlins sent INF Tommy Medica outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Medica was designated for assignment last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. He spent all of 2015 in the minors and will probably meet the same fate in 2016.
Jan 21 - 2:30 PM

Marlins designated INF Tommy Medica for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Medica was claimed off waivers from the Padres last September and spent all of 2015 in the minors.
Jan 13 - 10:11 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 03:11:00 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.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 07:25:00 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.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:59:00 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