MLB Trade review: Athletics acquire Hatcher

             The Oakland Athletics have acquired RHP Chris Hatcher from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for international amateur signing bonus pool space.

             For the A\’s, they get a reliever who still has some more arbitration years. He\’s also a vet with major league experience. Though he\’s had a terrible 2017, and was not liked by Dodger fans, Hatcher has some positive history. He can eat up innings for Oakland for the rest of 2017. Also, he\’s not a bad strikeout pitcher, with a K/9 of 10.6 this year and 9.4 in his career.

             Hatcher, 32, has a 4.66 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 43 strikeouts in 36.2 innings for the Dodgers this year. In his seven year MLB career for the Dodgers and Florida/Miami Marlins, Hatcher has a 4.72, 1.37 WHIP and 216 strikeouts in 206 innings.

             For the Dodgers, Hatcher is having a horrible year, and isn\’t really helping the team. This move clears up a 40 man roster spot. It\’s also gets them extra international amateur signing bonus pool space, so the Dodgers can have more money to spend on 16 year olds and up.

Published by carterhud SI Kids Kid Reporter, Prime Time Sports Talk writer

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