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Chris Hatcher | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Jun 17 - 6:40 PM

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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.
May 4 - 10:26 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.
May 3 - 1:11 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.
Apr 6 - 8:03 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

Marlins optioned RHP Chris Hatcher to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hatcher was rocked for six runs -- five earned -- over an inning of work in Monday's extra-innings loss to the Braves. The Marlins will call up a fresh arm prior to Tuesday's game.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 11:49:00 PM

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

He's taking the roster spot of the departed Ricky Nolasco. Hatcher has posted a 2.76 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 45 2/3 innings this season at New Orleans. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Chris Hatcher to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hatcher, 28, posted a 4.30 ERA and 10/6 K/BB ratio over 14 2/3 innings with the Marlins last season. He will function as bullpen depth in the minors.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 02:47:00 PM

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

Hatcher has given up four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief this year in the majors, but he boasts a 0.77 ERA in 37 games at Triple-A. He'll work in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 09:35:00 AM

Marlins optioned RHP Chris Hatcher to Triple-A New Orleans.

Hatcher has allowed four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief this year in the major leagues. The 27-year-old righty will continue to act as organizational depth.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 11:52:00 AM

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

Hatcher failed to make the Marlins' Opening Day roster, but posted a 6.97 ERA in 11 relief appearances last season. Look for him in middle relief.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 02:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Eric Surkamp