Tim Federowicz

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Tim Federowicz
Tim Federowicz 2013.jpg
Federowicz with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013
Free agent
Born: (1987-08-05) August 5, 1987 (age 28)
Erie, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 11, 2011, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .194
Home runs 5
Runs batted in 22

Timothy Joseph Federowicz (born August 5, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Federowicz was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 7th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University of North Carolina. At North Carolina, he was a first team Freshman All-American in 2006 and as a junior in 2008, he hit .303 in 68 games.

Professional career[edit]

Boston Red Sox[edit]

He began his professional career with the Lowell Spinners in the New York–Penn League in 2008. He broke out in 2009 with the Greenville Drive, hitting .345 with 10 homers in 55 games and being named to the South Atlantic League mid-season all-star team. He was promoted to the Salem Red Sox in the Carolina League, where he played through 2010. In 2011, he began the year with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs.

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

On July 31, 2011 he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a three-team trade that sent Érik Bédard to the Red Sox and Trayvon Robinson to the Seattle Mariners.

The Dodgers assigned him to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes. He was in 25 games for the Isotopes, hitting .325 with 6 home runs.

He was called up to the Dodgers on September 6, 2011 and made his major league debut on September 11, 2011 against the San Francisco Giants as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning. He struck out in his first major league plate appearance in the ninth inning, against Waldis Joaquín. On September 15, 2011, he had his first major-league start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and singled in the fifth against Ross Ohlendorf for his first major-league hit. He appeared in 7 games for the Dodgers, with 2 hits in 13 at-bats.

Federowicz playing for the Albuquerque Isotopes, triple-A affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2012

In 2012 with Albuquerque he hit .294 with 11 homers and 76 RBI in 115 games and was selected to the Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star team[1] and the post-season All-PCL Team.[2] He returned to the Majors when the Dodgers called him up on September 1 and he had 1 hit in 4 at-bats for them at the end of the season. After the season, he played for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Winter League.

Federowicz made the Dodgers opening day roster in 2013 as the backup catcher to A. J. Ellis.[3] However, he was optioned back to AAA after Ramón Hernández was acquired from the Rockies. He rejoined the Dodgers in June and became the full-time backup catcher after Hernández was released on June 14.

Federowicz hit his first major league home run on June 1, 2013 at Colorado, in the top of the 3rd inning against pitcher Jhoulys Chacín. In 56 games with the Dodgers in 2013, he hit .231 with 4 homers and 16 RBI.

In 2014, he was beaten out for the backup catcher job by Drew Butera and spent most of the season in AAA with the Isotopes. In 78 games for them, he hit .328 with 14 homers and 48 RBI. In limited action with the Dodgers, he hit .113 in 23 games.

San Diego Padres[edit]

On December 18, 2014, he was traded to the San Diego Padres (along with Matt Kemp and cash) for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland, and Zach Eflin.[4] During a spring training game, Federowicz suffered a tear in the lateral meniscus in his right knee, which caused him to miss the entire season.[5] He was designated for assignment on August 1.


  1. ^ "Four 'Topes Named to PCL All-Star Team". Milb.com. June 28, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Higgins, Dylan. (August 27, 2011)2012 All-PCL Team Announced. minorleaguebaseball.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-27.
  3. ^ Dylan Hernandez (March 19, 2013). "Tim Federowicz will start season as A.J. Ellis' backup at catcher". Latimes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Padres acquire OF Matt Kemp". ESPN.com. December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Surgery Sidelines Padres Catcher". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 

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