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Brett Hayes | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Contract: view contract details

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Royals sent C Brett Hayes outright to Triple-A Omaha.
Hayes was designated for assignment by Kansas City on July 28 after batting .135/.151/.212 with one home run and one double in 53 plate appearances. He made it through waivers without drawing a claim. Aug 4 - 2:56 PM

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Royals designated C Brett Hayes for assignment.

Hayes wasn't providing much protection for Salvador Perez, batting just .135/.151/.212 over 53 plate appearances. He seems likely to clear waivers. Erik Kratz is the Royals' new backup catcher.
Jul 28 - 7:25 PM

Brett Hayes went 0-for-3 while filling in for Salvador Perez on Wednesday and is 0-for-22 as the Royals' backup catcher this season.

The Royals let George Kottaras go and decided to save money by keeping Hayes as their backup, figuring he'd play less than any other backup in the league. That'd be for the best, since he really is a brutal hitter. He's at .207 with nine homers and a 124/21 K/BB ratio in 372 career at-bats.
May 21 - 11:01 PM

Royals avoided arbitration with C Brett Hayes by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials of the deal aren't known. Hayes played in just five games for the Royals last season, batting .278 with one homer. He'll compete for the backup job behind Salvador Perez.
Jan 10 - 3:05 PM

Royals recalled Brett Hayes from Triple-A Omaha.

Hayes saw action in three games for the Royals in August, going 3-for-11 (.273) with a pair of doubles. He'll serve as additional depth behind Salvador Perez and George Kottaras for the stretch run.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Royals sent C Brett Hayes outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Hayes had been designated for assignment earlier this week, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He could be back up next month as the third catcher.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Royals designated C Brett Hayes for assignment.

He was up for a week while Salvador Perez was on the DL, but with Perez back Hayes was no longer needed. He'll likely clear waivers and wind up back at Omaha.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Royals purchased the contract of C Brett Hayes from Triple-A Omaha.

Hayes has spent all season at Omaha, hitting .231/.280/.441 with 11 homers and 34 RBI. He'll provide catching depth while Salvador Perez (concussion) is out.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Royals sent C Brett Hayes outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Hayes was beaten out by George Kottaras for the Royals' backup catcher job but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 01:33:00 PM

Royals and C Brett Hayes avoided arbitration Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $600,000 contract.

With Brayan Pena out of the picture, Hayes looks likely to open the 2013 season as the primary backup to starting catcher Salvador Perez. Hayes, 28, batted .202/.229/.254 in 39 games this past season for the Marlins.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Royals claimed C Brett Hayes off waivers from the Marlins.

Hayes has put up a .217/.266/.361 batting line over parts of four big league seasons, but he's pretty good defensively. The Royals have some catching depth, though, so he could wind up at Triple-A.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Marlins recalled C Brett Hayes from Triple-A New Orleans.

Hayes hit just .202/.229/.254 over 39 contests in his time with the Fish this year. With John Buck and Rob Brantly likely to handle the catching duties next year, he'll probably return to New Orleans to start 2013.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:44:00 AM

Marlins optioned catcher Brett Hayes to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hayes has posted a .633 OPS in parts of the last four seasons as a backup catcher for the Marlins. This season, his slash line plummeted to .207/.235/.261 to go with an anemic 47/4 K/BB ratio. He could be back in September when rosters expand.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Brett Hayes launched a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Nationals.

The blast in the seventh inning KO'd Nats starter Chien-Ming Wang. It's the fourth longball in 122 at-bats on the year for the backup catcher. Needless to say, he doesn't belong on your fantasy roster.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011 04:33:00 PM

Brett Hayes hit a grand slam in the Marlins' 6-5, 11-inning loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

Hayes' blast came with the Marlins trailing 5-1 in the sixth inning, but would be the last big hit they could muster after rallying from a 5-0 deficit. The home run was Hayes' second of the season, while he now has 10 RBI through just 34 at-bats.
Sun, Jun 5, 2011 05:20:00 PM

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