Marlins Designate Chris Hatcher For Assignment

The Marlins have designated reliever Chris Hatcher for assignment to create roster space for Carlos Marmol, the club announced. Hatcher, 29, had spent his entire career in the Marlins' system.

After seeing a cup of coffee with the Fish back in 2010 as a catcher, Hatcher shed his gear and took to the hill, reaching the bigs again in the very next season from the opposite end of the battery. The double-duty man has produced solid results throwing in the upper minors, but has not found success at the MLB level. Hatcher has thrown just 33 2/3 innings of 7.22 ERA ball over the last three seasons. 

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7 Comments on "Marlins Designate Chris Hatcher For Assignment"

1 year 6 months ago

Would love to see him claimed by a team that’ll give him a chance

1 year 6 months ago

He’s a great guy with the fans, and really made a remarkable career change. How often does it happen where a guy makes the majors leagues as a position player, and then makes it to the majors the very next season as a pitcher?

1 year 6 months ago

dont forget his cool ‘stash. but seriously he’s a great guy

Koufax Holmes
1 year 6 months ago

Really cool story. Hope he gets a shot with someone else. Heard he is a great character guy.

1 year 6 months ago

Gotta love baseball jargon.
I can imagine a non-fan reading this and puzzling over why someone is “seeing a cup of coffee with the Fish back in 2010.”

1 year 6 months ago

Your going to need to create a lot of room for Marmol and his wild control.

Joe Orsatti
1 year 6 months ago

I would like to see him get a few big league at bats and see if he fares better.