With a wealth of bullpen depth and his health an issue for much of this season, the Dodgers announced Tuesday they’ve dealt right-hander Chris Hatcher to the A’s in exchange for international amateur signing bonus pool space.
Hatcher, who was acquired in the Dee Gordon deal with the Marlins in the 2014-15 offseason, hasn’t pitched since June 22 due to thoracic inflammation. In 36 2/3 innings over 26 outings, Hatcher has given up 19 earned runs (4.66 ERA) and gone 0-1. In his three seasons with Los Angeles, he is 8-10 with a 4.64 ERA, with limited contributions in high-leverage situations.
For rebuilding Oakland, Hatcher is a low-cost commodity who remains under club control through 2019.
Also on Tuesday, the Dodgers announced they’ve reinstated infielder-outfielder Rob Segedin from the 60-day disabled list, giving the club’s bench more depth as he returns from a wrist injury that required surgery in May — this after he was sidelined with turf toe in April.
In 10 rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City and the Rookie-level affiliate, Segedin went 11-for-33 with three doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored. He’s played in just two big league games this year.
In related injury news, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that first baseman Adrian Gonzalez (60-day DL with a herniated disk in his back) will be activated between Friday and Sunday.