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Detroit Tigers hire Tim Federowicz as catching coach to complete coaching staff for 2023

Houston Astros' Tim Federowicz (19) walks in the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Detroit Tigers have hired Tim Federowicz, who spent last season as the manager for Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle Mariners‘ organization, as their catching coach for the 2023 season.

Federowicz played 163 MLB games across parts of eight seasons, including 10 games for Tigers manager A.J. Hinch as a member of the Houston Astros in 2018. He also played 878 games in the minor leagues.

The Tigers’ coaching staff for 2023 has been completed.

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Houston Astros’ Tim Federowicz (19) walks in the dugout during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Here’s a look at the Tigers’ coaching staff: manager A.J. Hinch, bench coach George Lombard, pitching coach Chris Fetter, assistant pitching coach Juan Nieves, assistant pitching coach Robin Lund, hitting coach Michael Brdar, hitting coach Keith Beauregard, assistant hitting coach James Rowson, first base coach Alfredo Amézaga, third base coach Gary Jones and catching coach Tim Federowicz.

Federowicz, 35, hit .192 with 12 home runs, 25 walks and 143 strikeouts in his MLB career, playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers (2011-14), Chicago Cubs (2016), San Francisco Giants (2017), Astros (2018), Cincinnati Reds (2018) and Texas Rangers (2019).

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The Boston Red Sox selected Federowicz in the seventh round of the 2008 draft from the University of North Carolina. He joined Team USA and won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

This story will be updated.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers hire Tim Federowicz to complete 2023 coaching staff

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