Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:38:19 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said C A.J. Ellis is expected to receive all of the starts behind the plate throughout the NLDS. He had platooned with C Tim Federowicz over the final six weeks of the regular season.
Fri, 31 May 2013 14:36:25 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (oblique) is day-to-day with a strained oblique that is affecting him when he swings a bat.
Fantasy Tip: Oblique strains typically require DL stints. Tim Federowicz and Ramon Hernandez will split duties behind the plate with Ellis out. Federowicz is your best bet to produce in two-catcher, NL-only leagues.
Thu, 30 May 2013 17:17:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (side) is out of the lineup Thursday, May 30, while dealing with a sore right side muscle.
Fantasy Tip: Tim Federowicz was called up Thursday and is starting in place of Ellis. If Ellis' injury keeps him out for a while, it'll make Federowicz more attractive in NL-only setups.
Thu, 30 May 2013 16:29:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 30. RP Stephen Fife (shoulder) was activated from the DL and optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, and C Tim Federowicz was recalled from Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Kemp has been a major disappointment for his fantasy owners. He missed two months last year with a hamstring ailment, and his second-half power and speed suffered. This hamstring injury isn't believed to be as serious, but it could linger if he's not careful.
Scott Van Slyke will reap the benefits of more frequent playing time with Kemp out, making him more intriguing in deep mixed affairs. Skip Schumaker and Jerry Hairston Jr. might be mixed in at center field, too. Federowicz could be an addition to NL-only rosters that start two catchers. Don't rule out the Dodgers getting desperate and summoning Joc Pederson or Yasiel Puig, either. Pederson wasn't in the lineup at Double-A Chattanooga tonight, meaning a call-up could be imminent.
Sun, 19 May 2013 11:58:32 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (quadriceps) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, after being sidelined for 19 games because of a strained right quadriceps. In a corresponding move, C Tim Federowicz has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Wed, 08 May 2013 15:33:44 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled C Tim Federowicz from the minors Wednesday, May 8, and optioned SS Justin Sellers in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Ramon Hernandez hasn't been contributing at all with his bat, so expect Federowicz to be the primary offensive backup to A.J. Ellis. Sellers being optioned confirms that the Dodgers will run with Dee Gordon as their primary shortstop with Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) out. There's a decent chance Gordon will stay at short when Ramirez returns, too.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:08:24 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 24, and optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: If you're hurting for pitching depth or own Zack Greinke (collarbone) or Chris Capuano (calf) and you haven't added Lilly yet, you should seriously consider it in deep mixed leagues. Lilly is no spring chicken anymore, but he's a nice innings eater (when healthy) and pitches in a pitcher-friendly ball park.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:49:24 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Chris Capuano (calf) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled C Tim Federowicz from Class AAA Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: As previously reported, Los Angeles doesn't need a fifth starter until late next week. They'll likely use this time to rest Ted Lilly (shoulder) before he takes Capuano's spot. Lilly is worth stashing if you have room in a deep mixed setup.
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:00:16 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, April 9.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:58:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Tim Federowicz will be the backup to C A.J. Ellis to begin the season. Manager Don Mattingly would like to rest Ellis twice a week.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz shouldn't be considered unless you are in a cavernous NL-only or two-catcher league.