Tim Federowicz, Catcher, San Francisco Giants
Date of Birth: 8/5/1987
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania
College: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tim Federowicz, catcher for the San Francisco Giants, was first drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2008. He played in Boston's minor league system from 2008 through July, 2011, when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He then continued in the Dodgers' minor league system through 2012.
Federowicz first joined the Dodgers in 2011, playing in seven games with them. The following season, he played in just three games with them. In 2013, he batted .231 with 37 hits in 56 games with the Dodgers.
Federowicz spent most of the 2014 season in the minor leagues, playing in just 23 games with the Dodgers. On December 18, 2014, he was traded to the San Diego Padres in the deal that also sent Matt Kemp to San Diego. He suffered a knee injury during Spring training, 2015, and he had surgery that kept him out of the Padres' lineup in 2015. He played 27 games in the minor leagues.
Federowicz signed with the Chicago Cubs on January 14, 2016. He was designated for assignment on June 17, 2016. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors, playing in just 17 games with the Cubs.
Federowicz became a free agent on November 7, 2016. He signed a minor league contract with the Giants on December 12, 2016. He was designated for assignment on April 18, 2017.