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Rich Hill | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/11/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox signed LHP Rich Hill to a minor league contract.
Hill will report to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Nationals released him on June 24. Pitching for their Triple-A affiliate, he held a 2.91 ERA and a 32/21 K/BB ratio across 21 2/3 innings. He'll provide minor league depth, but given his experience, it's possible the Red Sox will use him to bolster the major league bullpen at some point. Aug 10 - 4:51 PM

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Nationals released LHP Rich Hill.

Hill posted a 2.91 ERA and struck out 32 across 21 2/3 innings at Triple-A Syracuse, but he also walked 21. The 35-year-old will now look to catch on elsewhere.
Jun 24 - 3:31 PM

Nationals reassigned LHP Rich Hill to minor league camp.

Hill entered the spring competing for a specialist role in the Nationals' bullpen. The 35-year-old pitched well in his 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 10 and allowing just two runs, but with Matt Thorton and Xavier Cedeno in the bullpen already, the Nationals appear set with their lefties.
Apr 4 - 4:29 PM

Nationals signed LHP Rich Hill to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hill will presumably compete for a spot as a situational left-hander in the Nats bullpen. The 34-year-old southpaw appeared in 14 games for the Yankees in 2014, posting a 1.69 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 9/3 K/BB ratio over 5 1/3 innings.
Feb 27 - 8:46 PM

The Astros have shown some interest in free agent reliever Rich Hill, reports Rob Bradford of

Hill made 16 appearances last season in the majors, including two with the Angels and 14 with the Yankees. The soon-to-be 35-year-old will almost certainly have to settle for a minor league deal.
Feb 17 - 3:11 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Rich Hill from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Hill was designated for assignment by the Yankees at the end of August but stuck around with the organization and will now function as lefty relief depth down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Yankees designated LHP Rich Hill for assignment.

He was made expendable after the Yankees acquired Josh Outman. Hill didn't allow any runs over six appearances for the Yanks. He should catch on elsewhere quickly.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of LHP Rich Hill from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He'll fill Matt Thornton's spot in New York's bullpen. Hill has made two appearances at the major league level this season and posted a 6.28 ERA in 63 games with the Indians last year.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 03:41:00 PM

The Yankees are expected to call up left-handed reliever Rich Hill.

He'll take the roster spot of Matt Thornton, who was claimed off waivers by the Nationals. Hill just latched on with the Yankees last month after he was given his release by the Angels. He'll function as a left-handed specialist.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 03:21:00 PM

Yankees signed LHP Rich Hill to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It didn't take Hill long to find a new job after being released by the Angels a week ago following two appearances where he failed to record an out. The veteran reliever will provide some bullpen depth from the left side.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Angels released LHP Rich Hill.

Hill was designated for assignment by the Angels last week after failing to record an out in two relief appearances. The 34-year-old can now sign with a new team and should be able to find work somewhere because he's a lefty.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 08:56:00 AM

Angels designated LHP Rich Hill for assignment.

Hill failed to record an out in his two appearances with Anaheim. The 34-year-old will likely pass through waivers and will then have the option of electing free agency.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Angels acquired LHP Rich Hill from the Red Sox for cash considerations.

The Angels have added Hill to the major league roster in addition to sending Michael Kohn to Triple-A Salt Lake. Hill, 34, had a 3.23 ERA and 45/17 K/BB ratio in 39 innings with Boston's Triple-A affiliate this season.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Red Sox reassigned LHP Rich Hill to minor league camp.

The veteran southpaw was a late arrival to Red Sox camp due to the death of his infant soon, making his spring debut last week. He should be an option for the Red Sox bullpen at some point during the 2014 season.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Rich Hill made his spring debut Friday, throwing a perfect inning versus the Blue Jays.

Hill was a late arrival in camp following the death of his infant son. He's looking for a return to normalcy as he also competes for a job in the Red Sox pen.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 04:48:00 PM

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