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Chris Hatcher | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/12/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 194
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: North Carolina Wilmington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (0) / MIA
Contract: view contract details
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Chris Hatcher gave up two homers while retiring just one batter in relief Friday against the Mariners.
That's three homers and 13 hits allowed in 4 2/3 innings from Hatcher this year. He's out of options, so the A's can't simply send him down. Still, he's likely on thin ice anyway. It's not like he's ever been very good. Apr 14 - 1:38 AM

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Athletics and RHP Chris Hatcher avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

Hatcher was acquired from the Dodgers last August and posted a 3.52 ERA in 23 innings with the Athletics down the stretch. The 32-year-old right-hander will continue to work in a middle relief role for Oakland in 2018.
Jan 11 - 3:27 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Chris Hatcher from the Dodgers for international slot money.

Hatcher has struggled with shoulder problems in 2017 and owns a weak 4.66 ERA in 36 2/3 innings of relief, but the 32-year-old right-hander does carry two more years of contractual control. He figures to work in a setup role down the stretch in Oakland.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 06:36:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Chris Hatcher from the 10-day disabled list.

Hatcher will return to the Dodgers' bullpen on Sunday afternoon against the Padres after missing the last seven weeks with thoracic inflammation in his right shoulder. He had a 1.50 ERA over five appearances on his minor league rehab assignment.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 01:26:00 PM

The Dodgers will activate Chris Hatcher (shoulder) from the disabled list on Sunday.

He'll be available for Sunday's series finale against the Padres. Hatcher looks ready to go after compiling a 1.50 ERA during a five-game rehab stint between the Arizona League and Triple-A Oklahoma City. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.66 ERA across 26 major league appearances this year.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 07:15:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a big step for Hatcher after missing the past five weeks with thoracic inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Hatcher's role could be in question following the Dodgers' recent trades for bullpen arms Tony Cingrani and Tony Watson.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (shoulder) received a cortisone injection earlier this week.

Manager Dave Roberts previously said he expected Hatcher back shortly after the All-Star break but now that's in question. He's been on the shelf for two weeks while battling thoracic inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
Sat, Jul 8, 2017 06:26:00 PM

Chris Hatcher (shoulder) is expected to return from the disabled list when eligible on Monday "or shortly thereafter," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday.

Hatcher landed on the DL last weekend with thoracic inflammation, but it's apparently not a big issue. He holds a 4.66 ERA over 36 2/3 relief innings this season but boasts a 43/12 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 01:14:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chris Hatcher on the 10-day disabled list with thoracic inflammation in his right shoulder.

At this point there's no clear timetable for his return. Ross Stripling has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place in the bullpen.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 09:03:00 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Josh Phegley
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Franklin Barreto
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
2Chad Pinder
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Dustin Fowler
2Boog Powell
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sean Manaea
2Daniel Mengden
3Andrew Triggs
4Trevor Cahill
5Brett Anderson
6Paul Blackburn
7Frankie Montas
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Lou Trivino
8Emilio Pagan
9Josh Lucas