The Dodgers announced Wednesday that they have avoided arbitration with right-handed reliever Chris Hatcher. The deal was reported to be worth $1.065 million.
Hatcher, who turned 31 on Tuesday, went 3-5 with a 3.69 ERA and four saves in 49 relief appearances in his first season with the Dodgers after pitching for the Marlins from 2011-14. He missed two months with an oblique injury, but after returning on Aug. 15 he posted a 1.31 ERA, holding opponents to a .181 batting average in his final 22 regular-season appearances.
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