Blake DeWitt

Chris Hatcher hopes to catch on as Dodgers' temporary closer

Chris Hatcher hopes to catch on as Dodgers' temporary closer

The Dodgers bullpen this season is stocked with a failed shortstop, a failed third baseman and a couple of catchers who couldn't stick.

Among the four, Chris Hatcher is different in one way: he actually made the major leagues at his original position, catcher.

Hatcher is expected to be part of the Dodgers' opening-day bullpen, where he could join former infielders Sergio Santos and Pedro Baez, and perhaps temporarily replace Kenley Jansen, also a converted catcher, as the team's closer.

Jansen is expected to miss about a month of the season after having surgery on his left foot.

Hatcher was acquired in the off-season as part of a four-player package in a trade that...

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