Former Dodgers Catcher Tim Federowicz Retires

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz announced on Twitter that he is retiring after a 14-year career to become the manager of the Seattle Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers.

Federowicz fills the void left by former Dodgers utilityman Kristopher Negrón, who recently was named the Mariners’ new first base coach.

Federowicz was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the seventh round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He was traded to L.A. three years later as part of a three-team deal that also included the Mariners.

In parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Federowicz batted .194/.241/.328 with 19 doubles, 12 home runs and 39 RBI over 271 plate appearances and 89 games.

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 Rainier’s. I’m am very excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to get started.

— Tim Federowicz (@FedX19) December 7, 2021

Federowicz’s first run with the organization came to an end in December 2014 when he was traded to the San Diego Padres as part of the blockbuster that involved Matt Kemp and Yasmani Grandal.

Federowicz went on enjoy additional stints with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers before returning to the Dodgers last year on a Minor League contract.

Federowicz appeared in 25 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City this past season before leaving the club to join USA Baseball’s roster for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

USA Baseball settled for the silver medal after falling to Japan in the final game of the tournament.

Federowicz was among three former Dodgers on USA Baseball roster

Federowicz was among three players on the USA Baseball roster with previous ties to the Dodgers. The group included Edwin Jackson the first three seasons of career in L.A., and Scott Kazmir, pitched for the club during the 2016 season.

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