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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Hatcher worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead as the Dodgers defeated the Padres on Opening Day on Monday.

Hatcher hit Jedd Gyorko to lead off the inning, but got a ground ball double play and a strikeout to close out the ballgame. With closer Kenley Jansen sidelined after undergoing foot surgery, the Dodgers are going to play the later innings by ear. Jansen should be back within a month, however.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Reliever Chris Hatcher was traded from the Marlins to the Dodgers in the Dee Gordon deal

Hatcher, should he make the team, will be able to chat with Kenley Jansen about the good old days of being a catcher. He actually reached the majors as a backstop in Sept. 2010 before converting to the pen the next year. He had a nice little breakthrough last season, posting a 3.38 ERA and a 60/12 K/BB ratio in 56 innings for the Marlins. Still, we're not particularly optimistic about his chances of keeping it up. Obviously, if he does, he's a nice bullpen piece.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:46:00 AM

Marlins purchased the contract of RHP Chris Hatcher from Triple-A New Orleans.

Hatcher owns a 7.22 ERA and 1.72 WHIP in 33 2/3 career major league innings. He'll pitch in mid-relief.
Thu, May 22, 2014 10:23:00 AM

Marlins sent RHP Chris Hatcher outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hatcher was designated for assignment on Tuesday by the Marlins to make room on the 40-man roster for Carlos Marmol. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the bullpen.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Marlins designated RHP Chris Hatcher for assignment.

Hatcher got booted off the Marlins' 40-man roster to clear a spot for Carlos Marmol. Hatcher, 29, owns a 7.22 ERA in 29 career appearances at the major league level.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Chris Hatcher from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 28-year-old saw action in one game with the Marlins in early July, getting rocked for six runs (five earned) on four hits and four walks in his one inning of work. He'll function as an additional bullpen arm in the middle innings.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 07:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Micah Johnson
4Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Scott Kazmir
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brett Anderson
5Kenta Maeda
6Alex Wood
7Brandon McCarthy
8Mike Bolsinger
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Luis Avilan
6Yimi Garcia
7Adam Liberatore
8Carlos Frias
9Frankie Montas
10Ian Thomas
11Josh Ravin
12Joe Blanton