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Austin Hedges | Catcher | #18

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/18/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (0) / SD
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Austin Hedges singled and belted a three-run homer Tuesday in St. Louis.
Hedges' blast to left field in the seventh just cleared the wall and officially broke the game open. He's put up a lowly .219 average and .256 on-base percentage, but Hedges has been adequate enough for fantasy owners with his 16 longballs. Aug 23 - 12:23 AM

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Austin Hedges finished 2-for-3 with a double and two-run home run across three at-bats in Tuesday's game against Minnesota.

His two-run bomb provided the Padres with late-inning insurance in the 3-0 victory. Hedges was much better after going hitless across four at-bats with three strikeouts in his return from the 7-day concussion disabled list on July 30.
Aug 2 - 3:36 AM

Padres activated C Austin Hedges from the 7-day concussion disabled list.

He missed the last couple weeks of action. Hedges is starting at catcher and batting seventh for the Padres on Sunday.
Jul 30 - 1:43 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment in the Arizona League on Friday.

The plan is for him to catch 5-7 innings and if all goes well, he'll be activated in time for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates. Hedges landed on the DL with a minor concussion a little over a week ago.
Jul 27 - 7:05 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) will not be activated when first eligible.

Hedges is back with the club and is feeling better, but he needs to go through a full workout before being cleared to return to game action. That's expected to happen in the next couple days, so he should return later this week if all goes well.
Jul 24 - 7:49 PM

Austin Hedges (concussion) has rejoined the Padres in San Francisco.

Hedges was having trouble with his depth perception but returned to normal after a few days of vision training. The Padres are saying he suffered a "very, very minor" concussion. Hedges felt good after taking some swings on Thursday and it wouldn't be a surprise if he returned from the DL when first eligible.
Jul 20 - 9:12 PM

Padres placed C Austin Hedges on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Hedges took a foul tip off his mask last Friday and is still experiencing concussion symptoms. Jose Valdez has been recalled from Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding roster move and will join the Padres' bullpen on Tuesday night.
Jul 18 - 6:49 PM

Austin Hedges (head) was scratched from the Padres' lineup Monday.

Hedges was initially supposed to return to action after missing two games following a foul tip off his mask last Friday, but he's still not feeling quite right. At this point, we can't rule out a trip to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Hector Sanchez will get another start Monday.
Jul 17 - 6:56 PM

Austin Hedges (head) missed a second straight day on Sunday due to a "general haze" after taking a foul ball off of his mask, but he is improving and could return to the lineup as early as Monday.

It's very encouraging that he was not diagnosed with a concussion and isn't expected to need any time on the disabled list. The club just wanted to take every possible precaution with their prized backstop. Look for him to return early in the week.
Jul 16 - 9:28 PM

Austin Hedges (head) remained out of the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He's sat out two straight after taking a foul tip off his mask Friday. Hector Sanchez will again do the catching.
Jul 16 - 1:43 PM

Austin Hedges (head) was scratched from the Padres' lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Hedges took a foul ball off his face-mask on Friday night and is still feeling the effects. Hector Sanchez will slide in behind the plate and bat seventh against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. Consider Hedges day-to-day.
Jul 15 - 7:56 PM

Austin Hedges homered twice and hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to help the Padres edge the Phillies 4-3 on Friday.

Hedges hit solo homers in the third and fifth innings, but it was his fly ball to center field with runners on the corners and one out in the ninth that ended up being the difference. The homers were his 12th and 13th of the year. He's got some serious pop -- his 13 homers are tied with Gary Sanchez for second-most in the majors among catchers, behind Salvador Perez's 17 -- but the rest of his game makes him hard to stomach for fantasy owners. Hedges is now hitting .220/.262/.427 on the year.
Jul 8 - 1:38 AM

Austin Hedges (neck) will be available off the bench Thursday against the Indians.

Hedges is out of the lineup for a second day in a row but is reportedly feeling much better. He's been battling neck stiffness. Luis Torrens will handle the catching duties while batting ninth against Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin.
Jul 6 - 6:19 PM

Austin Hedges (neck) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Indians.

Hedges is dealing with neck stiffness. He will sit this one out, giving an opportunity to Luis Torrens, who will start behind the plate and is hitting ninth.
Jul 5 - 5:20 PM

Austin Hedges (thigh) is out again Wednesday against the Cubs.

Hedges suffered a bad bruise on his right thigh in a nasty home-plate collision with Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning of Monday's series opener. Hedges should be ready to go Friday against the Tigers, after a scheduled team off day Thursday. Luis Torrens is behind the plate and batting eighth Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Jun 21 - 11:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Dusty Coleman
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Matt Szczur
3Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Jabari Blash
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Luis Perdomo
3Clayton Richard
4Dinelson Lamet
5Travis Wood
6Christian Friedrich
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Hand
2Kirby Yates
3Phil Maton
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Miguel Diaz
8Matt Strahm
9Carter Capps
10Buddy Baumann