TIM FEDEROWICZ, 25, catcher
Final 2012 stats: Made only four plate appearances.
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: Led the Dodgers with a .333 batting average. OK, he went 1-for-3 with a walk. That’s a .500 on-base percentage. Hey, it’s something.
The bad: Struck out twice. Look, he played so briefly absolutely nothing can really be taken by his time with the big club. He was a September call-up who didn't get a real chance to play because the Dodgers were still in the race.
What’s next: Tentatively scheduled to serve as the 2013 backup to catcher to A.J. Ellis.
The take: I say tentatively, because General Manager Ned Colletti has long preferred a veteran catcher — someone closer to the end of this career than the beginning — to serve as the backup.
He spent most of the year at triple-A Albuquerque, where he enjoyed a solid season (.294, 11 homers, 76 RBI, .371 on-base and .461 slugging percentages). That’s solid, of course, when put into the context of playing in Albuquerque.
Everyone seems OK with Fedex as next year’s backup (Treanor ended up with 117 plate appearances), though don’t be too surprised if before now and the start of spring training Colletti becomes enamored with some 36-year-old backup catcher.