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Aaron Hill | Third Baseman

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/21/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Aaron Hill is starting at third base for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday versus the Rangers.
Yasmany Tomas got the nod there Tuesday, but it will probably be Hill's job for the most part while Jake Lamb (foot) is out. Tomas played poor defense at the hot corner all spring and he looked bad there on a couple chances Tuesday night. He had only been playing left field at Triple-A Reno. Apr 22 - 4:53 PM

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Aaron Hill is starting at second base and batting second Tuesday against the Giants.

Hill, who played third Monday against a left-hander, has now started both of the Diamondbacks' first two regular season games despite Chris Owings being named the club's primary second baseman before Opening Day. Most likely, it has something to do with his excellent numbers against the Giants' starter for Tuesday, Ryan Vogelsong. Hill looks like a decent plug-and-play option Tuesday night.
Apr 7 - 5:12 PM

Aaron Hill is batting fifth and playing third base in Monday's game versus the Giants.

Hill is no longer the club's starter at second base but should play plenty at third against lefties. He gets the call versus Madison Bumgarner in this one, as Jake Lamb is on the bench. Ender Inciarte is getting the start in left field.
Apr 6 - 5:29 PM

Aaron Hill was held hitless in three at-bats in the final game of the spring Saturday against the Cubs.

Hill learned on Friday that he would be occupying a bench role with the Diamondbacks, as Chris Owings was announced as the team's starting second baseman. Hill batted just .190 in 58 spring at-bats. The D'Backs hope to trade Hill but will likely have to assume a large portion of the $24 million he's owed over the next two seasons.
Apr 4 - 7:11 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that Aaron Hill will be a bench player.

The D'Backs will go with Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Chris Owings at second base. The club has yet to reveal their intentions for third base, but it will either be Jake Lamb or Yasmany Tomas. Hill will most likely be traded at this point, as he's good enough to be a starter somewhere but is no longer part of the Diamondbacks' plans.
Apr 3 - 5:53 PM

Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports that the Diamondbacks are "getting trade calls" regarding Aaron Hill.

Murray adds that it's "unclear who has expressed interest in Hill, but at least a few teams have come calling about him." CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the D'Backs were shopping Hill, so this comes as no surprise. With the club considering going with Nick Ahmed at shortstop and Chris Owings at second base, they'd probably be better off moving Hill if they can find a taker. He's owed $24 million through the end of next season.
Mar 29 - 10:31 AM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Diamondbacks are shopping Aaron Hill, Cody Ross, and Trevor Cahill.

D'Backs general manager Dave Stewart has denied Heyman's source, for what that's worth. Hill was very good in 2012 and 2013, but he had a rough 2014 season and is owed a total of $24 million in 2015-2016. These aren't exactly blockbuster trade chips for the Diamondbacks, who are rebuilding under new chief baseball officer Tony La Russa.
Mar 2 - 12:48 PM

Aaron Hill (finger) is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Friday.

Hill suffered a dislocated right pinkie finger while sliding into home plate on Monday and has yet to rejoin the D'Backs lineup. He's considered day-to-day, but there's a strong chance that they decide to play it safe and shut him down for the remainder of the season.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Aaron Hill suffered a dislocated right pinkie finger on a slide into home plate Monday.

Players can sometimes play through a dislocated finger, but this late in the year it could certainly be a season-ending injury. The Diamondbacks are officially listing Hill as day-to-day.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Aaron Hill will start at third base Thursday against the Padres.

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson hinted at the possibility late last month and now Hill will get his first test in game action. He hasn't played third base since his rookie season in 2005, but the D-Backs want to make room for Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius in the middle infield.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Aaron Hill went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Diamondbacks past the Rockies 6-2 on Sunday.

Hill had an RBI single in the first inning and later contributed an RBI double in the seventh. He also hit his third triple of the season in the win, falling a home run short of the cycle. Despite the big day, Hill has had a season to forget -- he's hitting .244/.284/.373 overall.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson indicated Sunday that Aaron Hill will see more time at third base over the remainder of the season.

That will be done to make room for both Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings in the middle infield once Owings is ready to go. Hill has struggled this season, hitting just .241/.280/.369 with 10 homers and 55 RBI in his 117 contests.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Aaron Hill clubbed a two-run homer Friday against the Marlins.

Hill is now up to 10 home runs on the year. The impending free agent is batting just .247/.286/.379 through 112 games this season and has received time off in recent days to rest some bumps and bruises, but there's still a chance he could be moved in a waiver trade this month.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:36:00 PM

Aaron Hill went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Hill missed back-to-back starts after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Saturday, but he's ready to go now. The 32-year-old could be traded before Thursday's deadline.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 05:44:00 AM

Aaron Hill (hand) flew out as a pinch-hitter Monday.

Hill left Saturday's game after he was hit on the right hand with a pitch and has missed back-to-back starts since, but he's expected to return to the lineup Tuesday. The 32-year-old could be a trade target this week.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 03:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Jordan Pacheco
3Daniel Dorn
2B1Chris Owings
2Aaron Hill
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Ender Inciarte
2David Peralta
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
2Yasmany Tomas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
7Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6David Hernandez
7Daniel Hudson
8Randall Delgado
9Andrew Chafin