While the Dodgers are filled with stars from Yasiel Puig to Hanley Ramirez, there have been several gritty players like Nick Punto, Mark Ellis and Skip Schumaker who have contributed to the incredible turnaround.
However, two other players, Stephen Fife and Tim Federowicz are also enjoying their time with the Dodgers even if Fife hasn’t been with the big league team since the beginning of August.
Talking to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, Federowicz talked about how happy he is for Fife:
From our days in Lowell to right now, it’s unbelievable. He’s transformed into one hell of a pitcher. The command of his fastball, the development of his changeup — those two things have carried him to the success he’s had so far.
Federowicz and Fife were both apart of the Red Sox organization at some point and with them in town this weekend, the connections between the two teams have been discovered.
Fife was the Dodgers fifth starter for a significant stretch as he’s 4-3 with a 2.47 ERA, before being sent down after Hanley Ramirez injured his shoulder and is a candidate for a September call-up.
Meanwhile, Federowicz has been solid as A.J. Ellis’ backup and seems to be the personal catcher for Chris Capuano and recently started a nice rapport with Ricky Nolasco.
The Dodgers acquired Fedorwicz and Fife in a three-way deal that saw Erik Bedard land with the Sox and the two of them are making huge contributions to the Dodgers incredible season.
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