The Search for a Back-up Catcher
With the loss of Tim Federowicz for 3-6 months, it is unclear who the Padres plan to back-up starting catcher Derek Norris. 11-year veteran Wil Nieves seems to be the lead candidate for the spot, especially now that catching prospect Austin Hedges has been optioned to minor-league camp. However, earlier this week, George King III of the...
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The San Diego Padres had high hopes for catcher Tim Federowicz, until an MRI revealed a complete lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, says Barry Bloom on Twitter.
Federowicz, 27, whom the Padres acquired by trade in December 2014 from the Los Angeles Dodgers, was having a good spring...
The San Diego Padres overhauled their roster this offseason through a series of trades and signings. Among the transactions saw the arrival of Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Included in that deal was catcher Tim Federowicz. How Federowicz found out he was traded is quite the story. The 27-year-old spent part of his offseason playing...Read More
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to trade Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres, according to various media reports. Kirk Kenney and Dennis Lin of U-T San Diego are reporting that the Padres will receive Kemp and catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and two pitching prospects. The Dodgers will also...Read More
What happened in 2014: Lost backup catcher role to the out-of-options Drew Butera, had worst catcher’s interference to hits ratio ever (probably).
2014 was a rough season for Tim Federowicz. After getting 173 plate appearances in the majors in 2013, only managed 78 this season. He fell...
It seems like the last few game threads I’ve written have involved certain players coming back from injury or a day off, and today is no different.
The Dodgers activated A.J. Ellis from the 15-day disabled list an optioned Tim Federowicz, also known as the second-worst hitter in baseball (.131/.169/.230), to Triple-A Albuquerque. You remember when Ellis sprained his ankle celebrating...
Despite a winning smile, the catchers position has been the weakness for the Dodgers this season
When you look at the roster for the 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers, you see some of the biggest names in the sport today.
Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, Zack Greinke, Hanley Ramirez. Despite injury concerns, the Dodgers have over $238 million invested in the talent on the field....
It’s been a tough few games for Dodger catchers, but then again, it’s been a tough season for Dodger catchers. Tim Federowicz not only went 0-5 in the loss to Arizona, he let the go-ahead run score when he couldn’t handle Chris Withrow‘s wild intentional walk throw (which, to be fair, is largely on Withrow as well), let another Withrow pitch get past him — his second Withrow...
Pitch framing is all the rage these days, thanks to advanced statistics and guys like Ben Lindbergh (Baseball Prospectus) and Jeff Sullivan (FanGraphs).I remember being taught a little about the art whilst playing baseball growing up. It's not as easy as some may think, but it's something that should be learned and catchers should at least attempt to improve as their careers progress...