Eric Haase is an American professional baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He was born on December 18, 1992. (MLB).
In 2018, he made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cleveland Indians. Haase was traded to the Detroit Tigers for monetary considerations on January 8, 2020.
Haase was selected to be a member of the Detroit Tigers’ taxi squad for the start of the truncated 2020 MLB season. The Tigers recalled Haase on September 15, 2020.
Haase batted.176 in seven games with the 2020 Detroit Tigers, with no home runs and two RBIs. Following the signing of José Urea, Haase was marked for assignment on December 23, 2020. He was outrighted on January 6, 2021.
Haase was drafted 218th overall in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians. He had originally committed to play collegiate baseball for the Ohio State Buckeyes, but he elected to forego that pledge in exchange for a $580,000 signing bonus from the Indians.
Haase was named to his first Opening Day roster in 2022. On April 8, he replied by hitting a game-tying ninth-inning home run against the Chicago White Sox on opening day. Later in the inning, Javier Báez hit a walk-off single to win the game for the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers signed Eric Haase to a one-year, $710,400 deal, with $710,400 guaranteed and a $710,400 yearly average salary. Haase will receive a base pay of $710,400 in 2022, with a total salary of $710,400.