Indians: Catcher Eric Haase cut to make room for Cesar Hernandez

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The Cleveland Indians decide to move on from catcher Eric Haase after he failed to make much of an impact at the major league level.

The Cleveland Indians made the Cesar Hernandez signing official Sunday morning. That meant a corresponding move had to be made to clear a roster spot.

Catcher Eric Haase ended up being the one let go.

Haase only appeared in a handful of games in 2018 and 2019 and the trade for Sandy Leon earlier this offseason gave the team a new backup catcher.

Haase is an interesting player because he is now the third catcher let go by the Indians in the past few years. Yan Gomes was the starter and was traded to Washington. Francisco Mejia was supposed to be the next big thing, but he was traded to San Diego. That seemingly opened up a chance for Haase, but alas he will have to try to prove himself elsewhere.

Roberto Perez coming out as the starter among Gomes, Mejia, and Haase is an interesting storyline if you consider what he catching situation was just two seasons ago.

Perez is set as the starter for the foreseeable future so this move also allows Haase to potentially get some major league time on another team. An organization in the midst of a rebuild may take a chance on him because of his power and the fact he will be on a minimum contract.

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The exciting news of the day is the Hernandez signing being official. That is something to be happy about on a dismal football weekend.