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Athletics acquire Chris Hatcher from the Dodgers


The Athletics announced on Tuesday evening the acquisition of pitcher Chris Hatcher from the Dodgers in exchange for international bonus slot money.

Hatcher, 32, has pitched 36 2/3 innings of relief for the Dodgers this season, posting a 4.66 ERA with a 43/12 K/BB ratio. He pitched parts of four seasons with the Marlins from 2011-14 and spent the last three in Los Angeles.

Hatcher has been bothered by shoulder issues throughout this season, but he’ll be under team control through 2019, so the last-place Athletics don’t mind taking on currently-damaged goods. Hatcher was activated from the disabled list on Sunday but has yet to pitch in a game.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.