Tim Federowicz
C CHC
4 weeks ago

Federowicz cleared waivers and will join Triple-A Iowa, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Miguel Montero, David Ross, and now Wilson Contreras on the roster, there was no room to hold Federowicz, especially with his lack of offensive talent. The 28-year-old will head back to Triple-A and will likely remain there barring injuries at the major league level.

Tim Federowicz
C CHC
1 month ago

Federowicz was designated for assignment Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs called up Wilson Contreras, who has been hitting .353 with Triple-A Iowa, and in turn demoted the struggling Federowicz. The 28-year-old catcher was only hitting .191 in his 13 appearances this season.

Tim Federowicz
C CHC
1 month ago

Federowicz is expected to be DFA'd in order to clear space on the roster for Willson Contreras, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear exactly when the Cubs will officially recall Contreras, but with the move imminent, Federowicz will be designated for assignment to clear room on both the 25-man and 40-man rosters. The 28-year-old as appeared in 13 games on the season as the Cubs' third catcher, and he managed just a .192 batting average while striking out nine times in 26 at-bats.

Tim Federowicz
C CHC
2 months ago

Federowicz went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in a win over Arizona on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Federowicz saw a bit of action while Miguel Montero was sidelined in May, but there doesn't seem to be much of a reason for him to still be on the active roster, as he has just two at-bats over the last 10 days. Don't be surprised if he's the next roster casualty when the Cubs need to call someone up.

Tim Federowicz
C CHC
3 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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
3 months ago

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

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
4 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.

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
6 months ago

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

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
6 months ago

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

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.