Tim Federowicz served as an extra catcher for the Cubs last season, racking up 65 games behind the plate at Triple-A compared to just 17 for Chicago. With six years of experience at the Triple-A level, Federowicz has amassed a career .305/.375/.513 line (.888 OPS), but he's never been able to approach those numbers against top-level pitching. At age-29, another season spent between Triple-A and the big leagues seems likely.
Federowicz was designated for assignment Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. This is the corresponding move with Buster Posey returning from the 7-day DL. If Federowicz clears waivers, he'll wind up with Triple-A Sacramento.
Federowicz was added to the Giants' 25-man roster Tuesday. With Buster Posey headed to the 7-day disabled list, Federowicz will serve as the Giants' backup catcher until he is back. With a capable Nick Hundley ahead of him, it's unlikely that Federowicz will see much playing time during his brief stint with San Francisco.
Federowicz agreed to join the Giants on a minor league deal Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. The 29-year-old backstop has mashed Triple-A pitching over the past few years, but his career .194 batting line in the big leagues limits his value significantly. As long as Buster Posey is behind the dish in San Francisco, Federowicz will likely have to settle for an organizational depth role.
Federowicz was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. Like he has in past seasons, Federowicz offered virtually nothing at the plate for the Cubs during his limited time in the big leagues. He'll likely continue to be an organizational depth piece moving forward.
Federowicz was called up by the Cubs on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports. Federowicz bit the bullet and accepted an outright assignment after being designated for assignment in June, and his patience has been rewarded as he will come up to join the expanded September roster. A .194/.245/.297 career hitter at the major league level, he will merely provide depth behind Willson Contreras, Miguel Montero and David Ross.