Tim Federowicz C SD 2 weeks ago

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

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Tim Federowicz C SD 4 weeks ago

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

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Tim Federowicz C SD 5 months ago

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

Tim Federowicz C SD 7 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 SD 7 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 SD 8 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.

Tim Federowicz C SD 8 months ago

Federowicz (knee) has begun hitting and lifting weights but will remain out through the All-Star break, The Union-Tribune reports.

Federowicz is working his way back from surgery on his torn meniscus back in spring training. The initial timetable for his return was three-to-six months, so a return before August would be somewhere in the middle of that estimation. Federowicz's return would likely send Austin Hedges back to the minors, but it doesn't appear that will happen for at least a month.

Tim Federowicz C SD 10 months ago

Federowicz (knee) will be able to start running in six weeks, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

That will be the three-month mark since Federowicz's right knee surgery. He should be able to return to action sometime this summer, but will be behind at least Derek Norris on the depth chart, which will limit his value.

Tim Federowicz C SD 11 months ago

The Padres placed Federowicz (knee) on the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Federowicz is expected to be out well beyond 60 days -- 3-to-6 months, to be exact -- after undergoing surgery for a meniscus, so Thursday's move was primarily made to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Jandel Gustave, who was claimed off waivers by the Padres.

Tim Federowicz C SD 11 months ago

Federowicz underwent surgery on his torn meniscus Friday and will be out 3-6 months, Jeff Sanders of the Union Tribune reports.

The surgery uncovered a significant tear in Federowicz's meniscus that will keep him out for a huge chunk of the season. He was part of the trade that brought Matt Kemp over from the Dodgers and had a good shot at winning the backup catcher job coming into spring training. The fact that he'll be out for so long may force the Padres to make a move for another catcher, but for now, Wil Nieves will fill that role.