Austin Charles Hedges simply referred to as Austin Hedges in baseball plays professional baseball for the Cleveland Guardians baseball team. He plays as a catcher and has a height of 1.83 m.
He attended JSerra Catholic High School in his birth town and played baseball for the team. When he completed, the San Diego Padres drafted him in the second round of the 2011 MLB draft. He signed with them Instead of going to play college baseball at the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA.
The Padres gave him $3 million as a signing bonus. He was ranked by Baseball America as the Padre’s fifth-best prospect in 2012. He spent the season playing for the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League. During the 2013 minor league season, MLB.com ranked him the fourth-best catching prospect in the minors.
He was assigned to the Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm in 2013 and was promoted during the season to the Double-A San Antonio Missions. He participated in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. Austin joined the El Paso Chihuahuas of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in 2015.
He was promoted to the major leagues in May 2020 and he made his MLB debut on May 4 that year for the Padres. He was traded to the Cleveland Guardians in August 2020.
How Much Does Austin Hedges Make?
Austin makes $4 million as an annual salary from the Guardians.