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Brett Hayes

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Brett Gregory Hayes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Brett Hayes with a young fan in the winter of 2011

Catcher Brett Hayes was signed by the Florida Marlins and scout John Hughes as a 2nd round pick in the 2005 amateur draft and given a reported $450,000 bonus.

Hayes made his debut with the Florida Marlins in 2009, getting a hit in his first at-bat. He went 3 for 11, with a double and a home run in his first taste of major league ball, being used almost exclusively as a pinch hitter. His only presence in the field was a two-inning stint at first base.

Hayes was a teammate of Giancarlo Stanton at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA, when the future slugger was still known as "Mike". He was the Marlins' back-up catcher when Stanton made his much-publicized major league debut on June 8, 2010.

On May 10, 2012, Brett almost got caught in a case of "wrong place at the wrong time". Driving with his wife, his car was stuck in traffic on the Florida Turnpike near Hollywood, FL when a man toting a gun walked past the stopped car. The man had previously shot at two police officers, and killed himself a few minutes later before police could arrest him.

Hayes played in the major leagues through the 2015 season. Overall he hit .205/.250/.359 while appearing in 189 games. Hayes finished his playing career in 2017 while a member of the Texas Rangers organization.

The Rangers hired Hayes in 2018 to serve as a major league advance scout. The next year they promoted him to Coordinator of Run Prevention and he stayed in that role through the 2021 season. Hayes gained another promotion in 2022 when he was named the Rangers' bullpen coach. Hayes returned to the Rangers in 2023 in this role.

Hayes' father, Tim, was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1975, but never played pro ball.

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