Brett Hayes

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Brett Hayes
IMG 0180 Brett Hayes.jpg
Hayes with the Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians – No. 12
Born: (1984-02-13) February 13, 1984 (age 31)
Pasadena, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 22, 2009 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
(through May 8, 2015)
Batting average .207
Home runs 12
Runs batted in 36
Brett Hayes
Medal record
Men's baseball
Competitor for  United States
World University Championship
Gold medal – first place 2004 Tainan Team

Brett Gregory Hayes (born February 13, 1984) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Florida/Miami Marlins and the Kansas City Royals.


Brett Hayes is the son of Tim Hayes, Jr., and the grandson of Tim Hayes, Sr., both professional baseball players. Tim Hayes, Jr. was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, but never appeared professionally. Tim Hayes, Sr. played professionally for the Cleveland Indians. In the fall of 2011, Brett married longtime girlfriend Elizabeth, in Minnesota.

Hayes attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and was a three-year varsity starter.


Hayes attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno. He was the Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, and a Freshman All-American in college.[citation needed] He missed one game in three years as the catcher for the Nevada Wolf Pack.[citation needed]

Minor League[edit]

Hayes played 51 games in 2007, splitting time between Jupiter and Carolina. From 2008 to 2011, Hayes played for Jupiter, Carolina, New Orleans, and Albuquerque.

Major Leagues[edit]

Hayes during his tenure with the Miami Marlins in 2011

Florida Marlins[edit]

Hayes was called up to the Florida Marlins on May 22, 2009. He hit his first major league home run off of the Washington Nationals' Víctor Gárate on September 5, 2009.

After splitting the 2010 season in the major and minor leagues, Hayes played in 64 games for the Marlins in 2011, batting .231 with 5 home runs and 16 runs batted in.[1]

To open 2012, Hayes was the backup catcher behind John Buck. After playing in 39 games for the Marlins, he was sent down to Triple-A New Orleans. In those 39 games, Hayes batted .202 with 3 runs batted in, no home runs, and 6 runs scored.

Kansas City Royals[edit]

The Kansas City Royals claimed Hayes off waivers on November 2, 2012.[2] He signed a one-year, $600,000 dollar contract with the Royals on November 20, 2012.[3] His contract was selected from the Omaha Storm Chasers on August 4 when Salvador Pérez was placed on the 7-day disabled list.[4] He was designated for assignment on August 11, 2013 when Perez returned.[5] He was outrighted to Omaha on August 15. His contract was selected again when the major league rosters expanded on September 1. Hayes was designated for assignment by the Royals on July 28, 2014.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On December 15, 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The Indians purchased his contract on April 14, 2015 and added him to the active roster.[6]


  1. ^ Seidel, Jeff (5 September 2009). "Marlins in hunt, slug way to fourth straight". Retrieved 16 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Royals claim RHP Moscoso, C Hayes off waivers". Associated Press via Yahoo 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Kaegel, Dick (20 November 2012). "Catcher Hayes signs one-year deal with Royals". via KC Royals website. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^, Dick (August 4, 2013). "Hayes called up to fill Perez's roster spot". Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Links, Zach (August 11, 2013). "Royals Designate Brett Hayes For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Indians promote C Brett Hayes from Columbus; designate RHP Shaun Marcum; sign RHP Jhoulys Chacin". Retrieved April 14, 2015. 

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