Federowicz was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Monday and elected free agency. Federowicz spent 29 games in the big leagues last season, slashing .160/.213/.347 with four homers and seven RBI. He'll be in search of a new club over the offseason after heading to the open market.
Federowicz had his contract selected from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Friday's game against the Athletics. Federowicz will get another shot with the big club after slashing .169/.224/.366 with four homers and seven RBI over 28 games this season with Texas. He figures to slot into a bench role.
Federowicz was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday. The Rangers designated both Federowicz and infielder Asdrubal Cabrera for assignment Wednesday, but only the former will stick around in the organization after the latter was granted his release upon clearing waivers. Texas appears ready to commit to younger backstops Jose Trevino and Isiah Kiner-Falefa as part of a timeshare behind the dish with Jeff Mathis, so Federowicz is unlikely to resurface in the big leagues again in 2019 unless an injury strikes one of the aforementioned three catchers.
Federowicz was designated for assignment after Wednesday's win over the Mariners, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Federowicz started 22 games behind the plate since being acquired by the Rangers in early June, but his .169/.224/.366 slash line and 35.4 percent strikeout rate certainly left something to be desired. Jose Trevino will be called up to cover catching duties with Jeff Mathis in his place.
Federowicz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners. Despite drawing starts both of the past two days, Federowicz still appears to be stuck in a timeshare behind the dish with Jeff Mathis, who gets the nod at catcher in the series finale. Federowicz is batting just .180 since joining the Rangers in early June and could lose his spot on the active roster once the team decides Isiah Kiner-Falefa is ready to return from Triple-A Nashville.
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