Dodgers Activate Chris Hatcher, Option Kyle Farmer to Oklahoma City

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(Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday reinstated right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher from the 10-day disabled list and optioned catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Hatcher, who missed 42 games due to a thoracic inflammation, last pitched on Wednesday for the OKC Dodgers allowing just one hit and collecting a strikeout in one full inning of relief. In five rehab games — including two starts — with Oklahoma City and the AZL Dodgers, Hatcher posted a 1.50 ERA over an even six innings and struck out nine batters against just one walk. The 32-year-old North Carolina native has gone 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA over 36-2/3 innings in 26 relief appearances with Los Angeles this season and has struck out 43 batters against just 12 walks.

The 26-year-old Farmer, who made his Major League debut on July 30, appeared in 10 games with the Dodgers, batting .400 over 10 AB with one run, a double and two RBI.

With the move, the Dodgers bullpen is plentifully stocked with nine avaiable arms, however, the bench will be limited to a mere three players for late-inning usage.

(Lauren Douglas provided the majority of information furnished in this report)

 

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