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Dodgers finalize trades with Marlins, Angels

Chris Hatcher pitched in 52 games for the Marlins in 2014. He is out of options.
Chris Hatcher pitched in 52 games for the Marlins in 2014. He is out of options.
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SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers made official their two separate trades with the Angels and Marlins on Wednesday night, two deals involving eight players, most notably Howie Kendrick, Dee Gordon, Dan Haren and Andrew Heaney.

The Dodgers received Kendrick from the Angels, pitcher Chris Hatcher, utility man Enrique Hernandez and catcher/infielder Austin Barnes from the Marlins.

Miami received Gordon, starting pitcher Dan Haren, Miguel Rojas and a player to be named later or cash from the Dodgers, who are reportedly paying $12.5 million to the Marlins to cover Haren's salary (whether he decides to retire or not) plus Gordon's salary, pending arbitration.

"Howie is really good on both sides of the ball. He's a really good defender. The right-center approach he brings with him fits incredibly well at Dodger Stadium," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "He has great makeup. We feel he's going to fit in well in the clubhouse."

The Angels got Heaney from the Dodgers via the Marlins.

Hatcher, who turns 30 in January, was 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 52 games out of the Marlins bullpen in 2014, with an impressive 60 strikeouts and 12 walks in 56 innings. He has one year, 146 days of service time, and is out of options, having used them in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Hernandez, 23, hit .248/.321/.421 with six doubles, three triples and three home runs in 42 games between the Astros and Marlins in 2014, his rookie season. He started games at all three outfield positions plus second base, third base and shortstop, with half of his 32 total starts coming in center field. He played mostly second base in the minors, though in 2014 also saw time at shortstop as well as all three outfield positions. Hernandez has 66 days of service time, and has two option years remaining, having used one in 2014.

Barnes was drafted in the ninth round in 2011 by the Marlins. The right-hander, who turns 25 on December 28, hit .304/.398/.472 in 122 games between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014, including hitting 12 of his 13 home runs in Double-A Jacksonville, in 78 games. He has mostly played catcher and second base in his minor league career, but also mixed in 15 games at third base as well in 2014.

Barnes, who has yet to make his major league debut, was just added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20. He has three option years remaining.

The Dodgers will still need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, with four players added and three removed, but that could come in a matter of minutes when the Jimmy Rollins deal with the Phillies is finalized.