Federowicz was invited to the Cubs' major league spring training. 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.
Federowicz signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports. 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.
The Padres have promoted starting pitcher Leonel Campos from Triple-A El Paso and designated for assignment catcher Tim Federowicz. Campos pitched in six games a year ago but has yet to toe the rubber for San Diego this season. He has earned the promotion by allowing just 28 hits in 49 1/3 innings and posting a 2.92 ERA for the Chihuahuas. Federowicz has been sidelined all year with a knee injury. He was reinstated before receiving the DFA tag.
Padres catcher Tim Federowicz went 1 for 4 at the plate during a rehab assignment game Sunday at Class A. The one hit was a double for Federowicz. He also struck out three times. Federowicz is on the disabled list with a knee injury.
Padres catcher Tim Federowicz (knee) will catch starting pitcher Brandon Morrow's sim game in Texas on Saturday. He will then head out for a rehab assignment with Class A Fort Wayne.