C - CLE
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Austin Hedges is being traded to the Indians as part of the Mike Clevinger deal.
San Diego has acquired multiple catchers in the past 24 hours, which made Hedges expendable. The 28-year-old is a plus defender who isn't known to do much with his bat. He isn't a name to know for fantasy purposes.
Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk, and two runs scored as the Padres beat the Rangers 8-7 on Thursday night.
The homer was Hedges' third of the season. He's getting some additional playing time with Francisco Mejia currently on the IL. Still, Hedges doesn't hit enough to be fantasy relevant.
Austin Hedges hit a solo homer in the Padres' 2-1 win over the Dodgers on Monday night.
Hedges is just 3-for-24 to begin the year and doesn't have any fantasy value. He's splitting time with Francisco Mejia but neither backstop is off to a good start offensively.
Austin Hedges was hitless in three at-bats in Sunday's 6-0 loss to the White Sox, dropping his spring training batting average to .176.
Ironically, Hedges' spring average of .176 actually matches his 2019 output in 102 games. Even if his elite defense earns him the starting catching gig in San Diego, he should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Austin Hedges went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored in the Padres' 10-8 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
It was a nice game for Hedges, who might've lost his starting catching job this season. Francisco Mejia was on a tear at the plate before going down with an injury a couple of weeks ago. Hedges is still a great defender but Mejia will likely get the majority of starts in 2020, at least right away.