Austin Hedges

#17 C / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 206 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Indians' Austin Hedges: Seeing little time in Cleveland

      Austin Hedges remains out of the lineup for Monday's game against the White Sox.Since being acquired from the Padres in a deadline-day trade, Hedges has made just four starts through Cleveland's first 19 games of September. While it isn't surprising that Hedges has taken a back seat to top catcher Roberto Perez, the fact that he isn't the clear No. 2 backstop for the Cleveland Indians is more unexpected. Like Hedges, Sandy Leon has also picked up four starts behind the dish in September.

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      Indians' Austin Hedges: Sent to Cleveland

      Austin Hedges was traded from San Diego to Cleveland on Monday as part of a six-player package for Mike Clevinger, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.The Padres completely overhauled their catching depth chart Sunday, acquiring both Jason Castro and Austin Nola, leaving Hedges as surplus to requirements. The 28-year-old remains clearly a glove-first backstop, as his career slash line now sits at .199/.257/.359 midway through his sixth big-league campaign. He has just a .591 OPS this season, though Cleveland's incumbent catchers, Roberto Perez and Sandy Leon, have marks of .442 and .527, respectively, so he could have a shot to carve out a meaningful role.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Takes seat Saturday

      Austin Hedges isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rockies.Hedges went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday, and he'll get a day off Saturday. Luis Torrens will start behind the plate.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: On bench for Game 1

      Austin Hedges is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Mariners.Luis Torrens gets the start behind the dish in this one. Through 17 games this month, Hedges is slashing .235/.333/.529 with three home runs and a stolen base.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Sits second straight

      Austin Hedges is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros.Hedges started five of six games entering Saturday, but he's now been on the bench for the past two contests. Luis Torrens receives another start behind the plate for the Friars.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Homers in win

      Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and another run scored during Thursday's win over the Rangers.With one out and the score knotted 6-6 in the eighth inning, Hedges took Jesse Chavez deep with a solo shot to give the San Diego Padres the lead. The long ball was the third of the year for the backstop, who is hitting just .167/.239/.381 across 20 games this season.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Goes deep Monday

      Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Monday's 14-4 rout over Texas.Hedges did his part to contribute to San Diego's offensive outburst, slugging a solo homer to center field in the fourth inning. The 28-year-old is batting a tepid .143/.211/.314 on the season, though he has reached base four times -- three by walk -- over his last two games.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Goes deep in win over Dodgers

      Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Monday's win over the Dodgers.Hedges has been sharing the playing time at catcher with Francisco Mejia, and Hedges hasn't done enough offensively to become the team's primary backstop -- he has only hit .125 in 26 at-bats.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Sits Monday

      Austin Hedges is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks.Hedges had started both of the previous two days, so he'll just be getting a breather in the series finale while Francisco Mejia gets a turn behind the dish. The 27-year-old is still looking for his first hit of the season after going 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in the San Diego Padres' three games to date.

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      Padres' Austin Hedges: Challenged to improve offense

      Austin Hedges was told by San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler that his opportunity to stick with the team is dependent on his ability to get on base, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.Hedges' defensive acumen is unquestioned, but the 27-year-old slashed a paltry .176/.252/.311 last season and saw his power output drop for the second straight campaign. That's unacceptable for any big-league starter, even one with Hedges' elite pitch-framing skills. While Francisco Mejia -- Hedges' main competition for time behind the plate -- has struggled at times defensively, he wields a more potent stick and may have passed Hedges on the depth chart. In addition, Luis Torrens -- who represents a mix of Hedges' strong defense and Mejia's offensive potential -- is said to be in the mix for a roster spot, which could affect Hedges' playing time, especially if he gets off to a slow start.