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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
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Rich Hill walked seven and allowed five runs in four-plus innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.
Just 40 of Hill's 82 pitches were strikes, which makes one wonder if his finger issues creeped back up. Manager Dave Roberts wasn't willing to comment about that immediately following the game. Most likely, we'll be hearing more about it tomorrow. May 25 - 1:12 AM

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Rich Hill (blister) yielded one run on six hits over five innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Giants.

Hill made his last start exactly a month before his Tuesday showing against the Giants. An ever-pesky blister issue sidelined him from action for four weeks. In his return to the mound, he struck out six and did not walk a batter. He threw 82 pitches (53 strikes) in the outing. Brandon Belt took him deep for a short home run to right, one which required a replay to confirm, but Hill was otherwise able to keep the rival Giants off the scoreboard over his five innings of work. He figures to have a longer leash pitch-count-wise next time out, in a home start against the Cardinals.
May 17 - 1:05 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Rich Hill from the 10-day disabled list.

Hill has been sidelined for a month due to his ongoing blister issues, but he's slated to make his return Tuesday against the Giants. How long he'll be able to stick around is the lingering question, but he's capable of big things if he can stay on the field.
May 16 - 3:27 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Rich Hill (blister) is likely to return Tuesday against the Giants.

Hill dominated in a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday night, yielding three walks over five hitless innings. Blisters have hampered Hill since midway through last season and it's anyone's guess when or if the issue will resurface. The Dodgers cleared a spot for Hill in the rotation by sending Kenta Maeda (hamstring) to the 10-day DL.
May 11 - 7:22 PM

Rich Hill (blister) worked five no-hit innings in his rehab start Wednesday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Hill walked three and plunked two batters, but he was unhittable when he did find the strike zone. The veteran left-hander is aiming to return to the Dodgers' rotation on Tuesday against the rival Giants. He's made two separate trips to the 10-day disabled list this season because of chronic blister issues.
Source: MiLB.com
May 11 - 9:17 AM

Rich Hill (blister) is hoping to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on May 16 in San Francisco.

Hill's rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga has been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday, but it looks like it's the Dodgers simply lining him up as they want. The left-hander lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab outing but is hoping to get his pitch count up to around 75 on Wednesday.
May 8 - 6:41 PM

Rich Hill (finger) threw a bullpen session on Saturday.

Hill is on track to make his scheduled rehab start on Tuesday, which is a minor miracle after he lasted just 2/3 of an inning in a disastrous outing Thursday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. The Dodgers considered moving Hill to the bullpen to alleviate his blister issues but for now they're going to keep him in the starting rotation. The injury-prone 37-year-old needs has a ways to go to earn back the trust of fantasy owners.
May 6 - 7:24 PM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Rich Hill would rejoin the club's starting rotation after Tuesday's minor league rehab start.

Hill lasted only 2/3 of an inning in Thursday's rehab start, but the Dodgers were quick to clarify that they were just being cautious with him and he didn't have a recurrence of his blister issue. Even if he does return next weekend, his chances of remaining healthy are slim.
May 5 - 8:18 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will make another rehab start on Tuesday.

Hill lasted just two-thirds of an inning on Thursday in his first rehab outing, but thankfully he didn't have a setback with his blister. He'll try to get his pitch count up to 75 Tuesday, and you'd have to think he might be ready to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation after that if all goes well.
May 5 - 5:21 PM

Rich Hill (blister) allowed four runs (all earned), three hits and one walk in 2/3 of an inning during Thursday's rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

What a disaster. The plan was for Hill to throw four innings but instead he faced just six batters over the course of 29 ineffective pitches. Hill insists he didn't suffer a setback (he threw 30 more pitches in the bullpen after his departure) but obviously he's not ready to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation just yet. Alex Wood will continue to fill in while Hill, who has been hampered by blister issues, works to get back on track.
May 4 - 10:36 PM

The Dodgers' plan for the time being is to keep Rich Hill (blister) in the rotation.

The club had mulled over a move to the bullpen, with the thinking that using Hill in shorter doses would help to keep his nagging blister issue in control. That move may still be in the cards down the line, but the plan for now is to keep the lefty in the rotation. Hill will begin a rehab assignment Thursday. "I know we talked about it," manager Dave Roberts said, "but for the short term and the near term, we’re going to build him back up as a starter and insert him when we feel he’s healthy and can sustain health."
Apr 30 - 2:11 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will throw 60 pitches in a rehab start for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga Thursday, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

Hill threw a 48-pitch simulated game Saturday and came out of it unscathed, paving the way for Thursday's rehab start. If that goes well, the southpaw will return to the Dodgers in the second week of May. Blisters have been a huge issue for Hill in recent years, marring his career resurgence. When on the mound he's been terrific, though.
Apr 29 - 9:38 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will face hitters again on Saturday either in a simulated game or a rehab appearance.

Hill got through a successful simulated game Wednesday with no issues but will face live hitters once more before the Dodgers consider activating him. What role he'll fill is up in the air, as the team is mulling over using Hill as a reliever with the thinking that it would be easier to contain his nagging blister issues that way.
Apr 28 - 12:23 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts suggested Thursday that Rich Hill (blister) could return as a reliever.

Hill threw a successful simulated game Wednesday and is nearing activation from the 10-day disabled list, but the Dodgers want to keep Alex Wood in the starting rotation and they just promoted Julio Urias. Maybe a bullpen role would work better for Hill's blister management, but it's brutal news for fantasy owners who used a high draft pick on him this spring.
Apr 27 - 2:13 PM

Rich Hill (blister) threw 25-28 pitches with no bandage on his finger during a simulated game on Wednesday.

Hill said he felt "100 percent" and is ready for "whatever they tell me to do next." That next step will come Saturday, either in the form of a minor league rehab assignment or another simulated game. Wherever he ends up pitching on Saturday, manager Dave Roberts expects him to throw 30-35 pitches. Alex Wood has been occupying Hill's spot in the starting rotation.
Apr 26 - 7:47 PM

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2B1Logan Forsythe
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SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
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CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
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PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
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4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
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PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig