The Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $1.065 million contract with Hatcher on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Sidelined for two months midseason due to a strained oblique, Hatcher salvaged the campaign with a spectacular stretch run, finishing with a 3.69 ERA, 1.231 WHIP, and 45:13 K:BB in 39 innings. Considering he also gathered four saves and 11 holds along the way, he should be considered for late-inning work this season by new manager Dave Roberts.
It seems that Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has pitched his way out of setup duties. He has allowed eight runs in his last eight appearances and appears to have lost the eighth inning role to Chris Hatcher. Baez does have a 9:0 K:BB in those eight innings, so his control is fine. Still, he'll need to learn to command his pitches in and out of the zone better to move back into a more prominent bullpen gig.
The Dodgers activated pitcher Chris Hatcher from the 60-day disabled list before Friday's game, per the Orange County Register. Hatcher has been out since June 17 with a strained oblique. Hatcher is 1-4 with two saves and a 6.38 ERA this year. He was 1-0 with a 7.36 ERA on his minor league rehab assignment.
Dodgers reliever Chris Hatcher is headed back to Los Angeles to be evaluated and could return off the disabled list when he is eligible on Friday, per the Orange County Register. Hatcher has been on the disabled list since June 17 with a strained oblique, but has fared well in several rehab appearances. Hatcher is 1-4 with a 6.28 ERA in 27 appearances this season.
Dodgers relief pitcher Chris Hatcher looked impressive during a rehab outing for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday. Hatcher, who is recovering from a strained oblique, struck out the side in a scoreless inning during his second rehab appearance. He will also pitch an inning at Class A on Wednesday