The Los Angeles Dodgers have officially activated right-handed relief pitcher Chris Hatcher from the club’s 10-day disabled list, the National League West franchise announced on Sunday afternoon. Hatcher was forced to the sideline back on June 23 due to what was revealed to be thoracic inflammation.
In what has become a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers have also elected to option infielder Kyle Farmer down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. It is also worth noting that Farmer is currently ranked as the Dodgers’ No. 25 overall prospect, according to MLB.com.
The 32-year-old Hatcher is now in the midst of his third season as a member of the Dodgers after serving a four-year stint with the Miami Marlins. Already making 26 regular-season relief appearances for the Dodgers in 2017, he has amassed a 4.66 ERA over the course of 36.2 innings of work in all. He has also tallied a 0-1 record, two holds, one blown save and 43 strikeouts against 12 walks this time around.
Last season, Hatcher produced a 5.53 regular-season ERA over the course of 40.2 innings of work and 37 relief appearances. Adding a nearly even 5-4 record alongside four holds and one blown save, he struck out 43 opposing batters while walking 21 others.
For his major league career as a whole, Hatcher has registered a 4.72 ERA over the course of 192 regular-season relief appearances and an even 206 innings pitched. As it stands today, the veteran reliever has never started a big league game.