Tim Federowicz C CHC 3 weeks ago

Federowicz is in the lineup and batting eighth for Thursday's game against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Federowicz will continue to split reps with David Ross until Miguel Montero returns from the DL. The 28-year-old was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in his last start against the Pirates.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 4 weeks ago

Federowicz is in the lineup and batting eighth for Tuesday's game against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

David Ross caught Monday's game, and will receive the start Wednesday with Jon Lester on the mound, so the Cubs would like to give him Tuesday off to rest. Federowicz will fill in for the 38-year-old and is 0-for-5 in two games since being called up to replace the injured Miguel Montero.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 1 month ago

Federowicz was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move comes in response to Chicago placing Miguel Montero on the 15-day DL on Thursday due to a back issue. David Ross will start in Montero's place Thursday against Milwaukee, but Federowicz and Ross figure to share catching duties going forward, so long as Montero remains out.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 2 months ago

Federowicz went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk in Triple-A Iowa's 4-3 loss to Round Rock on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Federowicz collected 11 hits in 34 at-bats this spring as well as smacking two homers and producing six RBI and seven runs. The season-ending injury to Kyle Schwarber increases Federowicz's chances of reaching the majors this year but the Cubs still have Miguel Montero and David Ross as potential everyday catchers. Pending an injury to one of those two, the 28-year-old Federowicz will likely remain at Triple-A Iowa during the 2016 season.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 4 months ago

Federowicz was invited to the Cubs' major league spring training.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Federowicz isn't expected to be much more than organizational depth after four years of sub-Mendoza Line hitting in Los Angeles. He's likely to spend a few weeks with the top level, then open the season with Triple-A Iowa while Miguel Montero and David Ross occupy catcher in Chicago.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 4 months ago

Federowicz signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has a .194 average and five home runs in 271 MLB plate appearances, and will offer organizational catcher depth for the Cubs in 2016.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 9 months ago

Federowicz underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Friday, San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Six months after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, Federowicz was forced to go under the knife again, this time to shave down some cartilage that was presenting issues. Federowicz completed a rehab assignment in July but was designated for assignment upon activation from the DL, ultimately finishing with a .179/.229/.346 batting line in 22 games with Triple-A El Paso. He's expected to be ready to go for spring training.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 11 months ago

Federowicz (knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Fort Wayne next week, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Federowicz will catch a simulated game for Brandon Morrow on Saturday, after which he'll embark on the rehab stint. He'll likely rehab over the All-Star break in hopes of returning to the club before the end of the month.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 11 months ago

Manager Pat Murphy indicated Sunday that Federowicz (knee) will go through extended drills this week, and could begin a minor league rehab assignment in 10 days, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Murphy also stated that Federowicz will require "a bunch" of at-bats before rejoining the Padres, meaning he could stay on his rehab assignment for a while. Even when he returns, Derek Norris will maintain the primary duties behind the plate, but Federwoicz should take over the backup spot in place of Austin Hedges.

Tim Federowicz C CHC 11 months ago

Federowicz (knee) caught his first bullpen session Friday, and hopes to begin a rehab assignment in late June or early July, Jeff Saunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

While Federowicz won't be the everyday catcher when he returns, he'll likely slot in behind Derek Norris and receive an occasional start. However, his return date remains unclear, but he's expected to be out through the All-Star break.