Justin Hatcher is in his sixth season as a Padres bullpen catcher.
Signed by the Padres as a minor league free agent on August 15, 2006...originally signed by the Texas Rangers as a 25th-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
Compiled a .262 average in 258 minor league games as a catcher over parts of five seasons in the Rangers (2003-06) and Padres (2006-07) organizations.
A native of Fort Worth, Tex., and attended Texas Christian University.
Born May 12, 1980, Hatcher and his wife, Lori, reside in Crowley, Tex., with their daughter, Savannah and son, Gage.