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Dodgers: Tim Federowicz Resurfaces in Big Leagues in Coaching Role

Former Dodgers backup catcher Tim Federowicz has been hired as Detroit’s new catching coach. 

Federowicz spent five seasons in the Dodgers organization from 2011-14 and again in 2021. During his first four seasons in the major leagues, Federowicz posted a 54 OPS+ in 271 plate appearances. Across his eight-year MLB career, Federowicz suited up for the Dodgers, Cubs, Giants, Astros, Red and Rangers with 443 total plate appearances. 



Federowicz most recently played in the minor leagues for the Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2021. Due to injury, he missed out a majority of the season and was ultimately released in September 2021.  

Three months after his release, the 35-year-old announced his retirement. Following his retirement, he spent 2022 managing in the minor leagues for the Mariner’s Triple-A team in Tacoma.

Federowicz has spent the past few years in the minor leagues, but is now back in the big leagues. 

After working for the minors and being a big league catcher himself, Federowicz will bring lots of experience and knowledge to Detroit’s big-league coaching staff. Federowicz is not the first former catcher to have pivoted to managing. To name a few, Bruce Bochy played nine years as backup catcher,  and Bob Melvin spent 10 years in the big leagues.

Federowicz has a great future in coaching, and we’re excited to see him continue a career in the big leagues, just in a different role.

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