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Chris Hatcher | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: North Carolina Wilmington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Dodgers and RHP Chris Hatcher avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports provided the contract details. Hatcher, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter, struggled a 5.53 ERA and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings this season before going down with a Grade 3 strain of his oblique in July. Still, he gets a slight raise from the $1.065 million he made in 2016. Thu, Dec 1, 2016 04:33:00 PM

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Dodgers activated RHP Chris Hatcher from the 60-day disabled list.

Hatcher went down in July with a Grade 3 strain of his oblique and was unable to make it back before the end of the year. The 31-year-old struggled to the tune of a 5.53 ERA and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings this season.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:02:00 AM

Chris Hatcher (oblique) is not expected to return this season.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed that Hatcher's oblique strain was of the Grade 3 variety, which is the most severe. He posted a 5.53 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings this season.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Dodgers transferred RHP Chris Hatcher from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Hatcher just landed on the 15-day disabled list a couple of days ago, and now he can't return until mid-September. It must be a pretty severe oblique strain.
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 10:32:00 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Hatcher on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.

Hatcher first felt the injury during Tuesday's relief appearance against the Nationals. He entered in the eighth and proceeded to allow three runs without recording an out. Prior to landing on the disabled list, the 31-year-old right-hander was pitching to a 5.53 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 43/21 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. A timetable for his return should be set after the Dodgers have had a more thorough chance to evaluate the injury.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 06:30:00 PM

Chris Hatcher gave up a three-run homer in a tie game to take a loss Friday against the Padres.

Yimi Garcia or Pedro Baez should have entered the season as the Dodgers' No. 2 reliever, but Dave Roberts has favored Hatcher since day one. That'll probably begin to change now, as Hatcher has given up three homers and walked eight while allowing 10 runs in 10 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, Garcia is on the DL, but Baez is available and Adam Liberatore is making a case for an enhanced role.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 01:30:00 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Chris Hatcher from the paternity leave list.

Hatcher was away from the club on Thursday to be with his wife for the birth of their son. He'll rejoin the bullpen in his customary setup role and will be available on Friday.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 08:06:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Hatcher on the paternity list.

Hatcher's wife gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday. Adam Liberatore was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his roster spot. Players on the paternity list can only miss three games so Hatcher should be back later this weekend.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (knee) is available to pitch Sunday.

Hatcher twisted his knee while making a pitch on Saturday, but he's fine. However, the Dodgers seem likely to avoid using him on Sunday, anyway, since he's already pitched the last two days.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Chris Hatcher had his left knee wrapped after Saturday's game against the Giants.

He slipped while pitching to Hunter Pence. Hatcher appeared to roll his ankle but his knee actually got the brunt of it. He had the grounds crew look at the mound before finishing out the ninth inning. It's unclear if Hatcher will be available for Sunday's game though the injury didn't appear to be serious.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 09:26:00 PM

Chris Hatcher allowed a run on two hits in an inning of work in Wednesday's tie with the Angels.

Hatcher was making his first appearance of the spring. He struck out one without walking a batter. For the 2015 campaign, the veteran right-hander held a 3.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 45/13 K/BB ratio over 39 innings. Along with Pedro Baez, he figures to see plenty of seventh and eight-inning work this coming season.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 08:14:00 PM

Dodgers and RHP Chris Hatcher avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.065 million contract

Hatcher was hamstrung by an oblique injury for a portion of the 2015 campaign, but when healthy, he pitched to a 3.69 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 45/13 K/BB ratio across 39 innings. He's posted sub-3.70 ERAs in each of the last two seasons. Assuming the 31-year-old right-hander can stay healthy in 2016, he should continue to serve as a dependable (if unspectacular) bullpen arm for the Dodgers.
Wed, Jan 13, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Chris Hatcher pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his third save as the Dodgers topped the Rockies 4-1 on Monday.

Regular closer Kenley Jansen had thrown 33 pitches the night before and Monday would have marked three days in a row of work, so manager Don Mattingly opted to give him a night off. Hatcher allowed a one-out single to Carlos Gonzalez but got Wilin Rosario to fly out and Corey Dickerson to ground out to end the game. Hatcher likely won't be seeing any more save situations the rest of the way.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 01:37:00 AM

Dodgers activated RHP Chris Hatcher from the 60-day disabled list.

Hatcher has been sidelined since June 17 due to a strained left oblique. Before he was shelved, the right-hander posted a 6.38 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 19/7 K/BB ratio over 18 1/3 innings.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (oblique) is traveling to Los Angeles to be evaluated for possible activation.

Hatcher can't come off the disabled list until Friday, but the team will know whether he's ready prior to that date. Hatcher hit the disabled list on June 17 with a strained left oblique. His numbers weren't great with the Dodgers prior to the injury, but he could be useful as a right-handed member of their pen.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 07:58:00 PM

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3Pedro Baez
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