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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Oakland Athletics have acquired pitcher Chris Hatcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers received $500K in international slot money.

The Oakland Athletics have acquired pitcher Chris Hatcher. In exchange, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting $500K in international slot money.

Chris Hatcher (Getty Images)

Chris Hatcher (Getty Images)

“I don’t really know much about Oakland,” Hatcher said to the Los Angeles Times. “I just know they have a lot of guys here. They gave me plenty of leash, and I didn’t really pitch to expectations. It is bittersweet. Hopefully, these guys can go win a ring, and I can be successful in Oakland.”

Hatcher, along with Austin Barnes and Enríque Hernández, were acquired in a 2014 trade with the Miami Marlins. Dee Gordon and Dan Haren went to the South Florida team.

Hatcher has been primarily a relief pitcher. However, in 2015, when Kenley Jansen was on the disabled list, Hatcher was the closer.

He was recently activated off of the disabled list. Yet, manager Dave Roberts had no plans for him.

“To get Hatch innings was going to be hard to come by,” Roberts said.

The 32-year-old is making $1.25 million this season. He was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in 36 2/3 innings.

“To go to a team that had a lot of interest gives Chris a new opportunity,” Roberts said.

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