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Marlins recall Scott McGough, claim first baseman Tommy Medica from Padres

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins recalled right-hander Scott McGough and claimed first baseman/left fielder Tommy Medica off waivers from San Diego prior to Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. After a rough major-league debut Aug. 20, when he allowed three runs on five hits over 2/3 inning, McGough tossed consecutive scoreless outings spanning three frames before being sent down...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Tommy Medica exits after taking pitch to helmet

San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica was removed from Saturday night's game after being hit by a pitch on the helmet, as tweeted by's Corey Brock. Medica appeared to be suffering no ill-effects from the incident but the Padres did not want to take any chances with the risk of a potential concussion. Brock later reported that other than feeling slightly light-headed...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins DH Tommy Medica faceplants after rounding first (Video)

San Diego Padres designated hitter Tommy Medica suffered an embarrassing moment of hilarious proportions when he tripped after rounding first on an infield popup during the second inning of Wednesday's game in Minnesota.Medica lost his footing as he took those few extra steps past first base, resulting in a faceplant that covered his uniform in dirt. There wasn't anywhere for him...
Via Holdout Sports
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Put on a Medica Clinic

Tommy Medica had the game of his life last night, going 5-for-5 with two home runs (5 & 6), 4 runs and 4 RBI. Somebody call a doctor, because Tommy Medica is so sick! Now wait just a minute, hold onto your coffee, and don't drop anything or anyone just yet, (especially not your coffee because that may burn and I can't afford a lawsuit). Medica, who generally sits against righties...
Via Razzball
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Tommy Medica not in lineup Friday

The San Diego Padres began the second half of the season with a 5-4 loss to the New York Mets. The loss dropped the Padres to 41-53, twelve games out in the National League West. The Padres, who are 30th in the league in scoring, were without first baseman Tommy Medica in the starting lineup, due to a groin injury. Jake Goebbert was in the lineup for Medica and went 0-for-3 with...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Injury Update: Tommy Medica exits with groin tightness

San Diego Padres first baseman Tommy Medica came out of Thursday night's game after experiencing groin tightness.'s Corey Brock tweeted the update during the game:Medica left the game with tightness in his right groin. No other information is available. Should have some clarity postgame. #Padres— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 11, 2014Brock reports that Medica left...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Medica's misguided cycle attempt

If Tommy Medica's end run to become the first player in Padres history to hit for the cycle is successful, obviously, there is only one way to view it. As a Medica Marvel. Oh, a few other thoughts come to mind. Cheesy and cheap are two, and that's only from the "ch" department. Surely, you've seen or heard the details by now: Conducting his own personal desert storm last Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks fall on late home run

PHOENIX -- Tommy Medica hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning, Eric Stults pitched six effective innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday night. Stults was sharp early before giving up a couple of runs that allowed Arizona to tie the game at 3-all. Medica had a run-scoring single in San Diego's three-run third inning and lined a solo...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Medica Make the Team

No one really pays attention to Spring Training statistics.  First, you’re getting a lot of at-bats against pitchers who aren’t Major League ready, or veterans working on something specific.  Or, you’re facing hitters who aren’t Major League ready, or veterans working on something specific.  Either way, the  numbers put up in the spring rarely (if ever) translate into...
Via Padres Public
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Put Me in, Coach: Tommy Medica

Leading into every baseball season, there are players who teams must count on to step up to the plate and take on a bigger role than they have had in the past. Maybe their team lost a key player due to injury, or maybe they had a player leave via free agency for more money elsewhere. What about the players though that are ready for a promotion, but find themselves blocked by another...
Via Friarhood
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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