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Chris Hatcher | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: North Carolina Wilmington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / MIA
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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. Apr 30 - 1:30 AM

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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.
Apr 15 - 8:06 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.
Apr 14 - 6:23 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.
Apr 10 - 2:28 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.
Apr 9 - 9:26 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.
Mar 9 - 8:14 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.
Jan 13 - 7:26 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

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

Nothing has changed physically for Hatcher, who is currently on a minor league rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga. This was merely done as a procedural move to create a spot on the team's 40-man roster for one of the team's many new additions.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (oblique) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Hatcher has been out with a month with a strained left oblique. He'll likely require a couple of appearances before being activated. The 30-year-old has posted an ugly 6.38 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 19/7 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings this season out of the Dodgers' bullpen.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 05:57:00 PM

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

It's typically a three-week injury for pitchers. Hatcher, 30, has posted a rough 6.38 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 19/7 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings this season for the Dodgers.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Chris Hatcher couldn't clean up Clayton Kershaw's mess in the eighth inning, as was handed a blown save after allowing one run in two-thirds of an inning in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Kershaw entered the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead, but allowed a one-out solo home run followed by a double, prompting manager Don Mattingly to bring Hatcher into the game. Hatcher immediately served up an RBI double to Carlos Gomez to tie the game, then saw Ryan Braun bring in the go-ahead run on a two-out infield single. With the Dodgers' bullpen in a state of flux, Hatcher has seen plenty of high-leverage situations but hasn't done a great job. He has a 7.20 ERA with a 1.40 WHIP and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 10 innings. Hatcher's only two saves came nearly a month apart (April 6 and May 2). He may still see some save situations as the Dodgers are currently utilizing a closer-by-committee strategy until Kenley Jansen returns from the disabled list.
Mon, May 4, 2015 10:26:00 PM

Chris Hatcher picked up his second save of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' win over the Diamondbacks.

Hatcher gave up a one-out single to Jordan Pacheco, but the game ended when Pacheco was then struck by a batted ball on his way to third base following a David Peralta single up the middle. It was the second game that ended that way on Saturday. Hatcher hasn't been great at limiting hits or runs this season, but he does have good swing-and-miss stuff and he should be the Dodgers' primary fill-in at closer until Kenley Jansen (foot) is ready.
Sun, May 3, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee