Tommy Medica 14 | First Base

San Diego Padres

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Tue. July 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Medica is out of the Padres' lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals. Impact: Seth Smith will draw the start in left field, with Will Venable manning right and Yonder Alonso at first base. Medica has started five of the team's last six games and has gone 8-for-20 since returning from a groin injury. He'll play primarily in left moving forward.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Medica collected a career-high four hits in Friday's 5-2 win at Atlanta. Impact: Medica has raised his average 35 points to .261 after going 7 for 10 in his last two games.(STATS, 5:38pm)
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Medica was 4-for-5 with one RBI in the Padres' win over Atlanta on Friday night. Impact: After being out of the lineup for nine games, he returned Wednesday to collect three hits, and then after a day off Thursday, added four more - all singles - in this one to raise his average up to .261 on the year. He has hit in the clean-up spot in both recent starts, so he should have a chance to share in what few counting stats the lame Padres' offense can muster.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Medica is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports. Impact: Medica returned Wednesday after missing nine starts with a groin injury and went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in an 8-3 Padres win. There hasn't been any word of a setback, so it seems the team is just treading lightly with the 26-year-old. Yasmani Grandal will man first base in his absence, with Rene Rivera behind the plate.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Medica went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cubs. Impact: Medica got the start at first base, batting cleanup after being limited the past nine games with a groin injury. The 26-year-old saw his batting average plummet in July from .262 to .226 before Wednesday's three-hit performance. Medica is currently slashing .240/.283/.419 with four home runs and 15 RBI in 129 at-bats.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Medica (groin) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: The groin injury ended up costing Medica nine straight starts, but the Padres opted to keep him active and use him occasionally as a bench bat as he recovered. The 26-year-old is just 2-for-25 (.080 average) so far this month, but he'll bat cleanup against lefty Tsuyoshi Wada in his return, and it seems likely he'll see the lion's share of the starts at first base moving forward.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
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, )
Tommy Medica
2014 Season
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