Andrew Cashner Has Weird Beard Clause in His MLB Contract

Zach Brunner
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Andrew Cashner, who will be making his pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox tonight, is known for his hairstyle. He rocks the mullet and sports a beard that he hasn't shaved since the end of the 2016 season. It's so important to his brand that Cashner has worked it into his MLB contract.

Before Cashner signed with the Orioles in 2018, he put a "beard clause" into his contract, allowing him to keep his beard. He noted it would be the only way he would sign with Baltimore, since they used to have a no facial hair policy.

Back in July 2016 when San Diego traded Cashner to Miami, he was forced to shave his beard due to the team's policies. He has not shaved once after the Marlins let him go after that season. Of course, Miami ended its policy of no beards in 2017.

He now joins a pitching staff in Boston in which nearly everyone rocks a beard. Cashner said he's excited to get started with the team on Tuesday, noting he doesn't think this group has reached their potential yet and that they can be a dangerous team.

With all of those beards in one clubhouse, we'll have to see how this one ultimately plays out.


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