After 8 seasons in the show, former Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz is calling it a career. The veteran announced his decision on Instagram, which also came with added great news.
After 14 years playing the game that I love, I have decided to call it a career. As for what’s next, I have recently accepted a role to become the AAA manager for the Tacoma Rainiers. I am very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to get started.
The man they called FedEx made his MLB debut as a Dodger back in 2011. In parts of 4 seasons with LA, he hit .194 with 5 home runs and 22 runs batted in. Over his complete big league career, he hit .192 with 12 homers and 22 RBI, playing for the Cubs, Giants, Astros, Reds and Rangers along the way.
His biggest claim to fame as a Dodger was being part of the first big Matt Kemp trade where the two were sent to the Padres in exchange for Yasmani Grandal and a pair of pitching prospects. Federowicz returned to the Dodgers last offseason and appeared in 25 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City last year.
The catcher was also part of Team USA’s silver medal winning team at the Toyko Olympics last year.
Our congratulations go out to Tim on a fine career and hopefully a fruitful new career as the manager of Seattle’s Triple-A team.