Tommy Medica 14 | First Base

San Diego Padres

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Wed. Aug 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Medica remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. Impact: Wednesday's absence will mark Medica's fourth in a row, but he's come off the bench in each of the last three games so an injury does not appear to be in play. Apparently, manager Bud Black just does not feel Medica is deserving of regular time, despite the fact he's hit .273/.347/.545 with three homers this month.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Medica is not in the lineup Tuesday. Impact: It seems odd whenever the Padres sit one of the few players who has actually been hitting, but Medica will indeed be out of the starting lineup for the third straight day. Jacob Goebbert will get the start at first base.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 16, 2014
News: Medica is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals. Impact: Yonder Alonso's placement on the DL earlier in the week with a forearm injury has opened up playing time at first base, and Medica is expected to serve as the primary option at the position moving forward. Jake Goebbert will draw a start Saturday against right-hander Shelby Miller, but look for Medica to be available off the bench and back in the lineup Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Medica will likely become the Padres' regular first baseman following Yonder Alonso's (forearm) placement on the 15-day DL. He's in Thursday's lineup at first base, batting second in the order. Impact: Medica was squeezed out of playing time in the corner outfield after the recent promotion of Rymer Liriano, but it didn't take long on him to find a more permanent place to play. The 26-year-old has been better than most of the batters in the Padres' ugly lineup when given at-bats this season, producing a .266/.321/.458 line.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Medica (head) is back in the Padres' lineup Tuesday against the Rockies. Impact: An errant Francisco Liriano pitch plunked Medica in the head Saturday, and while he was quickly cleared of a concussion, the Padres understandably wanted to give him a day to be safe. Medica has pushed his season line to .276/.330/.476 with an 11-for-25 start to August, and manager Bud Black has decided to slot him into the two-hole Tuesday for the first time this season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Medica (head) remains out of the lineup Monday versus the Rockies. Impact: Though the Padres have deemed Medica fine after he was struck on the head by a pitch Saturday, he'll still be on the bench for the second straight game. On a positive note, he was able to step in to pinch hit Sunday, doubling in his lone at-bat.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Medica (head) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates. Impact: As expected, Medica will sit Sunday after being hit in the head by a pitch Saturday night. Fortunately, Medica passed his concussion tests, but the team could take precaution and give Medica another day or two to shake the cobwebs. Alexi Amarista is starting in left field Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Medica (head) is not expected to be in the lineup Sunday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: Medica was subjected to the battery of tests mandated by the league's concussion protocol after being drilled in the head by a pitch Saturday night, and fortunately he checked out fine. He said Sunday morning that he was feeling OK, but manager Bud Black is expected to exercise caution and hold him out for the finale against Pittsburgh. Seth Smith, Abraham Almonte and Jeff Francoeur are all options to play left field.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Medica was hit in the back of the head with a pitch Saturday. Impact: Medica left the game. His status is not known.(STATS, 10:56pm)
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Medica checked out OK after being hit in the head by a pitch in Saturday's game against the Pirates, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Impact: Upon being hit, Medica stayed on his feet and was seen smiling as he talked to manager Bud Black and the medical staff on the field. Medica will be monitored for late symptoms in the coming days but appears to be OK.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Medica was removed from Saturday's game in the seventh inning after being hit in the head by a pitch. Impact: The removal is considered precautionary, as Medica stayed on his feet after being hit and was smiling while talking to the Padres' trainer and manager Bud Black while being evaluated.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Medica is out of the Padres' lineup Friday against the Pirates. Impact: With two more hits Wednesday, Medica is now 10-for-21 with three homers to begin August. Even with the recent hot streak, manager Bud Black seems reluctant to rely on Medica as an everyday player. Alexi Amarista will draw the start in left and bat eighth against right-hander Vance Worley.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 2, 2014
News: Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night. Impact: Medica, now batting .273, is 13 for 26 with eight RBIs in his last seven games.(STATS, 5:28pm)
Tommy Medica
2014 Season
AVG
.253
HR
7
RBI
23
RUNS
27
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