Tommy Medica 14 | First Base

San Diego Padres

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Tue. July 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Medica (groin) is out of the lineup Tuesday for a ninth consecutive game, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports. Impact: Aside from a pinch-hit at-bat last Friday, Medica has not appeared in any of the team's last six games due to the groin injury. It's rather surprising that he's avoided the DL this long, but the Padres seem to be holding out hope that he can contribute in some capacity in the coming days.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: Medica has yet to make a start since the All-Star break, although he has been used off the bench. Jake Goebbert and Yasmani Grandal will continue to split time at first base until Medica is healthy enough to be in the lineup consistently. The Padres have a scheduled off day Monday, which should give Medica extra time to rest while he eyes a return for the upcoming series against the Cubs.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 19, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Mets, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Impact: Medica was used as a pinch hitter Friday night, indicating that he's unlikely to be placed on the disabled list. Still, he'll be out of the lineup for a sixth straight game, which means Yasmani Grandal will play first base while Rene Rivera starts behind the dish.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 18, 2014
News: Medica (groin) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Mets, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports. Impact: The groin injury kept Medica out of the starting lineup for the team's final five games of the first half, and he missed the final three games entirely. At this point, the Padres have to be giving some consideration to a backdated DL stint, but continue to consider Medica day-to-day for the time being. Jacob Goebbert will continue to man first with both Medica and Yondero Alonso (wrist) sidelined.(RotoWire, )
July 13, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Impact: Medica wasn't expected to start Sunday because of the groin issue that caused him to miss both Friday and Saturday, and that now appears to be the case. He will use the day as added rest to the upcoming All-Star break.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 12, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports. Impact: Medica is not expected to play until after the All-Star break and may even be placed on the disabled list. Yasmani Grandal will man first base Saturday night.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 11, 2014
News: Medica (groin) isn't available Friday and likely won't make an appearance this weekend, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: Medica will be replaced by Jacob Goebbert in the lineup and that would likely be the case for the remainder of the series if he's unable to return. The report indicates that a DL stint isn't out of the question for Medica, but with the All-Star break on the horizon, it's possible the team will elect to rest him and hope he will be good to go after.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 11, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is out of the Padres' lineup Friday against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports. Impact: A bout of groin tightness forced Medica from Thursday's game, and while the severity of the issue is uncertain, he'll miss at least one start as a result. Jacob Goebbert will take over at first base in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Medica was removed from Thursday's game due to tightness in his right groin. Impact: The Padres don't have any other players on the active roster who primarily play third base, as Medica is followed on the depth chart by catchers Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera and outfielder Jacob Goebbert. Rivera replaced Medica in Thursday's game, but if Medica is expected to miss more than a game or two, the Padres will likely call up a first baseman from the minors. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted that Cody Decker might be an option. Decker, 27, has never played in the major leagues, but he does own a respectable .275/.356/.487 slash line for Triple-A Tucson this season, albeit with a poor strikeout rate (27.6 percent) and high BABIP (.354).(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Medica was removed from Thursday's game in the second inning, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: The early removal makes it safe to assume that Medica suffered some kind of injury. He went 0-for-1 before leaving the game, and was replaced by Rene Rivera at first base.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 10, 2014
News: Medica is back in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Impact: Medica sat out Wednesday for the third time in five games (all three versus righties), and a platoon situation with Jake Goebbert appears to be emerging. However, with Clayton Kershaw on the hill for Los Angeles, Medica is back in the lineup batting cleanup and manning first base.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 9, 2014
News: Medica is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies. Impact: It seems manager Bud Black could be settling for a platoon at first base, as Medica is sitting for the third time in five games, all with right-handers starting for the opposition. Medica represents one of the Padres' top power bats in an otherwise middling lineup, but he'll have a tough time maintaining fantasy value working on the short end of a platoon.(RotoWire, )
Tommy Medica
2014 Season
AVG
.226
HR
4
RBI
13
RUNS
17
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 203  Age: 26
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 4/9/1988, San Jose, California
College: Santa Clara
Debut: 2013
Salary: $501,200
Injury Status
No Current Injury