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Shawn Hill | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed RHP Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.
Hill was set to start the season with the York Revolution with the independent Atlantic League, but he was able to latch on with a major league team. The 32-year-old spent last season in Triple-A with the Tigers and will serve as organizational depth. Mar 24 - 5:50 PM

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Tigers reassigned RHP Shawn Hill to minor league camp.

Hill allowed two runs over five innings on Tuesday and owns a 4.50 ERA over 14 innings this spring. The 31-year-old right-hander will serve as pitching depth in the minors.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Tigers signed RHP Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether or not he'll receive an invitation to spring training. Hill spent most of 2012 at Triple-A in the Blue Jays' organization, where he posted a 4.52 ERA and 5.2 K/9 rate.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 01:22:00 PM

Shawn Hill has opted to become a free agent.

The 31-year-old was given the option of accepting a spot at Triple-A but will test the open market instead. Hill pitched just three major league innings this year.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 05:17:00 PM

Blue Jays sent RHP Shawn Hill to Triple-A Buffalo.

Hill got the win in his lone appearance with the Jays last Saturday. It was his first win in the big leagues since 2010. The 31-year-old right-hander will likely latch on somewhere this winter as organizational depth.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Shawn Hill from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Hill posted a 4.52 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 89 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. The 31-year-old right-hander will serve as bullpen depth down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.

Hill had thrown 27 2/3 straight scoreless innings for the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. But the 31-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010 and seems doubtful to climb all the way to Toronto.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 03:02:00 PM

Marlins signed RHP Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.

He'll earn $600,000 if he makes the team. Hill pitched well in 20 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays this past season, posting a 2.61 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over four starts. He was also terrific in the minors, putting together a 1.61 ERA over 11 outings. Hill has always had some ability, but shoulder and elbow problems have been ongoing. He's likely to be at Triple-A to start the season.
Sat, Jan 29, 2011 03:45:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP Shawn Hill.

This is a minor surprise, as he wouldn't have cost very much to bring back, but the Jays apparently value having an extra spot available on the 40-man roster. Hill spent most of the season in the minor leagues while working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but posted a 2.61 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over four starts as a September call-up. He won't have a problem finding a job as a low-risk/high-reward-type this winter.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 10:30:00 PM

Shawn Hill was removed after allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings Thursday against the Twins.

The Jays surely would have liked to see Hill get a win, but as fragile as the right-hander is, it didn't make sense to extend him further. He ended up 1-2 with a 2.61 ERA in four starts for the Jays. It will be interesting to see if they hang on to him this winter. He's arbitration eligible, but it should cost less than $1 million to re-sign him.
Fri, Oct 1, 2010 01:53:00 AM

Shawn Hill pitched five scoreless innings and matched his career high with seven strikeouts Thursday in a win over the Mariners.

The Mariners went with Justin Smoak in the cleanup spot and had two players make their major league debuts today (Matt Mangini and Greg Halman), giving Hill as easy of an assignment as any MLB pitcher has had this season. The win was the fragile right-hander's first since April 10, 2009.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010 03:13:00 PM

In his first major league start since last April, Shawn Hill allowed four runs -- three earned -- over 5 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

He gave up eight hits, walked one and struck out a pair. Hill posted a nifty 1.61 ERA in 11 rehab starts in the minors after coming back from Tommy John surgery, but as a guy that's not especially a groundball pitcher and doesn't miss bats, we have trouble buying him in fantasy. Assuming he does get another start, it will likely come next week against the Orioles.
Thu, Sep 9, 2010 10:03:00 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Shawn Hill from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll start against the Rangers on Thursday. Hill hasn't pitched in the major leagues since last April as a member of the Padres and underwent Tommy John surgery last June. The 29-year-old right-hander posted a fantastic 1.61 ERA and 39/8 K/BB ratio over 11 minor league rehab starts. It's a nice bounceback story, but we aren't buying in fantasy leagues quite yet.
Mon, Sep 6, 2010 04:41:00 PM

Blue Jays reassigned RHP Shawn Hill to minor league camp.

Hill was signed to a minor league contract in January. Like Jesse Litsch, Scott Richmond and Dirk Hayhurst, Hill is also on the shelf due to injury. The oft-injured right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery last June. Don't hold your breath here, but he could be an in-season alternative.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 03:47:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.

Hill was handed his walking papers by the Padres this October. He made only three starts in 2009 before undergoing Tommy John surgery in June and is likely to miss the first half of the 2010 season.
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 09:40:00 AM

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2B1Ryan Goins
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
2Jonathan Diaz
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
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RF1Jose Bautista
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DH1Adam Lind
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3Mark Buehrle
4J.A. Happ
5Drew Hutchison
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4Aaron Loup
5Brett Cecil
6Esmil Rogers
7Neil Wagner
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