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Austin Charles Hedges is an American professional baseball catcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball.

He was born on August 18, 1992. In 2015, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the San Diego Padres. Hedges was born on August 18, 1992,  in San Juan Capistrano, California, to parents Charlie and Pam Hedges. Hedges is the first child of the couple.

Because Hedges was an only child and both of his parents worked after he got home from school, he spent a significant portion of his youth practising catching a lacrosse ball with his bare hand by tossing it against a wall and catching it.

His father coached the Little League baseball club known as the OC Aztecs, which went on to produce six players who went on to play in Major League Baseball.

Hedges was not the only player for the Aztecs; Matt Chapman, Zach Davies, David Fletcher, Joe Musgrove, Michael Lorenzen, and Bryce Harper were all members of the team.

Hedges were sent to the Cleveland Indians along with Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, and the minor league prospects Gabriel Arias, Owen Miller and Joey Cantillo on August 31, 2020. The Padres received Mike Clevinger, Greg Allen and Matt Waldron in return for Hedges.

Hedges finished the 2020 season with Cleveland with a batting average of.083 and 0 home runs, as well as 0 runs batted in.

How Much Does Austin Hedges Make?

It comes out to a yearly average of $4,000,000 for him. In the year 2022, Hedges will receive a total compensation of $4,000,000, in addition to the basic pay of $4,000,000 that he will earn.