Hayes was reassigned to minor league camp Friday.
Hayes went 4-for-14 (.286) this spring, but he was never in a position to challenge for a roster spot. The Rangers have the catcher position on lock at the big league level, so Hayes will head to the minors where he'll serve as organizational depth.
Hayes signed a minor league contract with Texas on Wednesday, Stefan Stevenson of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The contract includes an invitation to spring training and marks his fifth team in the last six seasons. Hayes is a career .205 hitter and will likely serve as organizational depth in a system that includes Jonathan Lucroy and Robinson Chirinos.
Hayes was traded to the White Sox on Wednesday for cash considerations, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Hayes had been with Triple-A Reno, where he batted .161/.175/.196 across 56 at-bats (18 games). He last appeared in the big leagues in 2015, when he played in 14 games for the Indians.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Hayes cleared waivers and was sent outright to Columbus earlier this week, but he had the opportunity to reject the assignment and become a free agent. He went 5 for 32 with three home runs and six RBI with the Indians before the move was made.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Columbus. Hayes, who is a seven-year veteran, has the right to refuse the assignment, according to MLB.com. However, it has not been revealed if Hayes will indeed reject the assignment, or if he will head to Columbus.
Hayes was designated for assignment on Sunday when Yan Gomes was activated off of the disabled list. In limited playing time, Hayes had just five hits in 32 at-bats this season.
The Indians activated catcher Yan Gomes from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.
Gomes has been out with a knee injury. He'll make his return behind the plate on Sunday, for the first time since mid-April, batting seventh in the lineup.
To make room on the roster, the Indians designated Brett Hayes for assignment.
The Indians are reportedly set to designate catcher Brett Hayes for assignment, according to The Chronicle-Telegram.
Hayes will be moved in order to make room for Yan Gomes, who is expected to be activated on Sunday from the disabled list. Hayes is hitting .156 with three home runs and six RBI in 32 at-bats this season.
Indians catcher Roberto Perez is being held out of the starting lineup on Wednesday against the White Sox. Perez had started four straight for manger Terry Francona, as he continues to struggle offensively. Perez is just 4 for his last 23 with zero RBI over that span.
Brett Hayes will draw the start behind the plate and bat eighth on Wednesday.
Indians backup catcher Brett Hayes has five hits all season, but he is certainly making the most of them. Three have traveled over the fence.
The latest bomb dropped deep into the left-field seats in Texas. His tater in the sixth inning gave Cleveland a 6-3 lead in only its second series-opening victory of the year.
Hayes owns a .483 slugging percentage despite a batting average of .172.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Royals, the team announced.
Hayes got the day off Tuesday and has been alternating with Roberto Perez behind the plate since Yan Gomes went down with an injury. Hayes is hitting .111 with four RBI in 18 at-bats this season.
The Indians left catcher Roberto Perez out of Sunday's starting lineup. In his place, Brett Hayes will make his fifth start fo the season.
Hayes is starting his second game of the last three, and batting eighth in the lineup.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes made the most of a spot start Friday, as the Tribe beat the Blue Jays 9-4. Hayes, who was making just his third start of the season, went 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning off lefty Andrew Albers. It was Hayes' second home run of the year.
Hayes has just two hits this season, but both of them have left the yard. He should continue to be utilized in a reserve role for manager Terry Francona, barring an injury.
Catcher Brett Hayes will start and bat eighth for the Indians in Friday's game against the Blue Jays.
Hayes is replacing usual starter Roberto Perez in the lineup. This will be Hayes' third start of the season. He's only recorded one hit in 11 at-bats.
The rest of the Indians lineup is unchanged from Thursday's game against Toronto.
Brett Hayes will get his second start of the season at catcher on Saturday. Hayes is batting eighth in the Indians' lineup.
Hayes' start gives Roberto Perez a rest after starting nine of the last 10 games.
The Indians are +105 money line underdogs at Detroit.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes made his first start of the season Monday, going 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the White Sox.
"We had that group of catchers in [spring training] and I thought he kind of separated himself from the group where if we needed a catcher, we all thought it would be him," manager Terry Francona said after the game, per MLB.com. "He actually swung the bat pretty good. That's not the end-all be-all -- if a guy hits a couple of home runs in the spring, I'm not sure that's why you would call a guy up to be the backup catcher. But when he caught, we liked the way he ran the game."
Hayes, who struck out in his only at-bat in his season debut Sunday after coming in as a defensive replacement, also struck out twice Monday.
The Indians called up catcher Brett Hayes from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Shaun Marcum was designated for assignment.
The Indians don't plan to seek a starting catcher with Yan Gomes sidelined 6-8 weeks due to an MCL sprain, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.
The team views Roberto Perez as a capable starter, but the team could look for an upgrade at backup catcher over Brett Hayes.
Indians catcher Brett Hayes will join the major-league roster Tuesday to serve as the team's backup catcher while Yan Gomes recovers from a knee sprain, MLB.com reports.
Hayes hit just .135/.151/.212 in 52 at-bats with the Royals last season. First baseman Carlos Santana will be the team's emergency catcher Sunday if Roberto Perez can't go the full game.
The Indians announced Monday they signed catcher Brett Hayes, outfielder Destin Hood, catcher Adam Moore and outfielder/first baseman Jerry Sands to minor-league deals. They all received invites to major-league spring training.
Royals catcher Brett Hayes cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha Monday, according to USA Today. He was designated for assignment last week.
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