The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon traded right-handed pitcher Chris Hatcher to Oakland for international amateur signing bonus pool space and reinstated infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin from the 60-day disabled list.
Segedin, who missed 102 games due to a right great toe strain and right wrist surgery, appeared in a combined 10 rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City and Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, hitting .333 (11-for-33), with three runs, three doubles and six RBI. Segedin has reached base safely in 16 of 17 games with Oklahoma City this season, hitting .328 (22-for-67) with nine runs, five doubles, two homers and 10 RBI. In two games with Los Angeles prior to his stint on the disabled list, he went 1-for-4 with one run scored.
Hatcher, who missed 42 games due to a thoracic inflammation, last pitched on June 22 for the Dodgers allowing one run on one hit in 1-1/3 innings with one strikeout against the Mets. In 26 relief appearances this season, he has gone 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA over 36-2/3 innings and struck out 43 against 12 walks while allowing 37 hits. Hatcher was acquired by Los Angeles in 2015 from the Marlins and has since appeared in 49 games with Dodgers going 8-10 with four saves, while posting a 4.64 ERA in 116-1/3 innings of work.
With the move, the Dodgers’ bullpen is relegated to a more reasonable eight available arms, while the addition of Segedin boosts the total number available players off the bench to four.
(Lauren Douglas provided the majority of information in this report)