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Baseball catcher
Born: August 18, 1992 (age 30 years), San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
Current team: Pittsburgh Pirates (#18 / Catcher)
Parents: Pam Hedges, Charlie Hedges

Height: 1.83 m
Education: JSerra Catholic High School
Batting average: .189
Position: Catcher

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height/Weight: 6-1, 223lb (185cm, 101kg)
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates (majors)

Born: August 18, 1992 (Age: 30-252d) in San Juan Capistrano, CA us
Draft: Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from JSerra Catholic HS (San Juan Capistrano, CA).

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Hedges and his wife, Maggie, were married in 2019 and reside in San Diego during the offseason.

Austin Charles Hedges is an American professional baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the San Diego Padres in 2015 and has also played for the Cleveland Indians/Guardians.

Austin Hedges was born August 18, 1992, in San Juan Capistrano, California. He is a catcher in the MLB.

Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America ranked Hedges as the Padres fifth-best prospect. Playing for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League, Hedges hit .279/.334/.451 with 10 home runs in 96 games.

Scouts considered Hedges to be a stand-out defender who had surprised them with his batting at Class-A.

Hedges moved into a role as the Padres regular catcher in 2017, catching 115 games and backed up by Luis Torrens and Héctor Sánchez. Hedges finished the season with a .214/.262/.398 batting line with 18 home runs in 387 at-bats.

Behind the plate, he had a 37% caught stealing rate. His fielding runs above average (26.7) led all catchers, according to Baseball Prospectus, and he ranked second in framing runs.

Hedges entered the 2019 season as the Padres primary catcher. Hedges’ defense remained strong, as he threw out 33% of base stealers and was worth 28.2 fielding runs above average according to Baseball Prospectus.

Hedges was also an elite pitch framer in 2019, ranking at the top of the MLB Statcast leaderboard for the year with 20 runs created with extra strike calls.

On August 31, 2020, the Padres traded Hedges, along with Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, and minor league players Gabriel Arias, Owen Miller, and Joey Cantillo, to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Mike Clevinger, Greg Allen, and Matt Waldron.

Overall with Cleveland in 2020, Hedges batted .083 with no home runs and 0 RBIs in 6 games.

Hedges was born on August 18, 1992, in San Juan Capistrano, California, to Charlie and Pam Hedges.

As an only child whose parents worked after he came home from school, Hedges spent large parts of his childhood throwing a lacrosse ball at a wall and catching it with his bare hand.

His Little League Baseball team, the OC Aztecs, was coached by his father and produced six Major League Baseball (MLB) players.

In addition to Hedges, Matt Chapman, Zach Davies, David Fletcher, Joe Musgrove, Michael Lorenzen, and Bryce Harper all played for the Aztecs.

Hedges became a free agent following the 2022 season.

Hedges signed a one-year deal worth $5 million with the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 20, 2022.