LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Tuesday traded pitcher Chris Hatcher to the Athletics for international amateur bonus pool space, and activated corner man Rob Segedin from the 60-day disabled list.
The move bolsters the Dodgers bench, after playing Sunday with just three players in reserve in the series finale against the Padres. The club is now carrying 13 pitchers instead of the 14 they had on the roster on Sunday.
Segedin during his rehab assignment was 10-for-30 (.333) with three doubles and two walks in eight games in Triple-A. His rehab assignment lasted a total of 16 days, including a pair of games in the Arizona League before joining Oklahoma City.
Segedin was sidelined over three months, first with turf toe suffered in April, then had surgery on May 31 to remove bone spurs from his right wrist.
This transaction adds Segedin back to the 40-man roster. The Dodgers had an open spot on the roster after pitcher Luke Farrell was claimed off waivers by the Reds on Wednesday. With Hatcher traded, the club still has an open spot on the 40-man roster, likely to be filled by as soon as this weekend when Adrian Gonzalez is activated from the 60-day DL.
Adrian Gonzalez will be activated Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Which day is TBD.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 15, 2017
Segedin has played in just two major league games this season, going 1-for-4 with a run scored.
Hatcher was just activated off the disabled list on Sunday, after missing nearly two months with thoracic inflammation. He last pitched on June 22.
In three seasons with the Dodgers, Hatcher posted a 4.64 ERA and 4.30 FIP in 112 games, with 131 strikeouts and 46 walks in 116⅔ innings, including a 4.66 ERA in 26 appearances in 2017.
The Dodgers received $500,000 in bonus pool space from the A’s. This is the second trade in which the Dodgers added international bonus pool space. The club also traded minor league pitcher Jason Wheeler to the Orioles on July 2.
The Dodgers’ original spending limit for the 2017-18 international signing period, which runs from July 2, 2017 to June 15, 2018, was $4.75 million, with an individual limit of no more than $300,000 per player. Per the collective bargaining agreement, the Dodgers are allowed to trade for up to 75 percent of their original bonus pool, or $3.5625 million.