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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #18

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 (groin) is scheduled to make a rehab start Monday with High-A Stockton.
If it goes well, he should be cleared to return to the Athletics' rotation the following weekend. Hill has been on the disabled list since May 30 because of a strained right groin. He had a sharp 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74/24 K/BB ratio in 64 innings before the injury. Jun 22 - 2:30 PM

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Rich Hill (groin) threw 10 pitches during a brief mound session on Friday.

Hill came away from the session encouraged, and will repeat the process on Sunday. The club will be understandably cautious in his recovery this time around to avoid any further setbacks. Prior to landing on the disabled list with a strained groin, he compiled a 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 74/24 K/BB ratio through his first 64 frames.
Jun 17 - 6:47 PM

Rich Hill (groin) won't resume throwing off a mound until sometime next week.

Hill was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 9, retroactive to May 30, after suffering multiple setbacks with his right groin strain -- originally called a "mild" groin strain. There was some hope that he might be ready to return when first eligible on June 14, but that is obviously not going to happen. The veteran left-hander had registered a shiny 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74/24 K/BB ratio through 64 innings this year.
Jun 12 - 3:12 PM

Athletics placed LHP Rich Hill on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 30, with a right groin strain.

The strain was called "mild" when Hill initially injured himself during a start on May 29 against the Tigers, but it has lingered through his subsequent workouts and so the A's are finally going to give him some extended rest. May 29 is actually the last time he pitched. The veteran lefty figures to miss another week or two.
Jun 9 - 2:08 PM

Rich Hill (groin) will not make his scheduled start against the Reds on Saturday.

Hill suffered a mild groin strain in a start against the Tigers on May 29. He missed his following turn against the Astros and during a 35-pitch bullpen Wednesday he felt discomfort on pitches 33 (fastball) and 34 (curveball). The A's will probably trot Kendall Graveman out there on Saturday against the Reds. The veteran Hill had been pitching marvelously -- AL Pitcher of the Month for May -- and holds a 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74/24 K/BB ratio over 64 total innings this season. If this groin issue fails to clear up soon, a trip to the disabled list is not out of the question. A scheduled MRI should shed some light on the true severity of Hill's injury.
Jun 8 - 6:13 PM

Rich Hill (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to start Saturday against the Reds. If not, the A's will likely ask Kendall Graveman to take that turn. Hill hasn't pitched since May 29 because of a mild groin strain. The veteran lefty put up a stellar 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74/24 K/BB ratio over his first 64 innings this season.
Jun 7 - 6:25 PM

Rich Hill (groin) is expected to start against the Reds on Friday.

Hill missed his scheduled start over the weekend due to his groin injury. He was able to play catch on Sunday without any discomfort and is confident that he'll be ready to go by the weekend. As long as everything goes well with his bullpen session on Wednesday, expect Hill to take the ball for Friday's series-opener against the Reds.
Jun 5 - 8:03 PM

Rich Hill (groin) won't start on Sunday.

The reigning American League Pitcher of the Month is still battling a groin injury. He'll play catch on Sunday in hopes of pitching later in the week, possibly next weekend in Cincinnati. The A's haven't announced who will start Sunday's series finale against Houston.
Jun 4 - 1:34 PM

Rich Hill (groin) was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday against the Astros.

The southpaw had to cut his throwing session short on Friday as he's still working through the residual effects of his groin injury. Hill thought he would be good enough to pitch on Saturday still, and could simply get bumped back to Sunday, but no decision will be made until later in the weekend. Kendall Graveman will start in his place on Saturday.
Jun 3 - 7:25 PM

It's not certain that Rich Hill (groin) will make his scheduled start Saturday in Houston.

It was reported earlier this week that Hill would be good to go. Things still appear to be leaning that way, but it's not set in stone yet. Hill has been a beast this season, posting a 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 74 strikeouts over 64 innings.
Jun 3 - 5:31 PM

Rich Hill (groin) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon and will make his next scheduled start Saturday in Houston.

Hill suffered a mild groin strain in his last outing Sunday versus the Tigers. It was apparently very mild. The veteran left-hander holds a strong 2.25 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 74 strikeouts in 64 innings this season.
Jun 1 - 2:21 PM

Rich Hill (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

If it goes well, he should be cleared to pitch this weekend against the Astros. Hill left his start Sunday versus the Tigers after suffering a mild groin strain. He went 6 1/3 strong innings in that outing and boasts a 2.25 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts over 64 total innings this season.
May 31 - 7:03 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that they aren't ruling out Rich Hill (groin) from making his next start.

Melvin said Hill was still "a little bit sore" after leaving Sunday's start against the Tigers with a mild groin strain, but they'll see how he feels over the next couple of days before making an official decision. The A's have an off-day on Thursday and next Monday, so they have the flexibility to push him back if necessary.
May 30 - 4:11 PM

Rich Hill was diagnosed with a mild groin strain after leaving Sunday's start against the Tigers.

Hill was forced to make an early exit from another strong outing on Sunday. A's manager Bob Melvin was unsure if the veteran left-hander would be able to make his next start, but for now it doesn't sound as though a trip to the disabled list is coming. Hill will be reevaluated by the club's medical team on Monday.
May 29 - 8:01 PM

Rich Hill was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Tigers after 6 1/3 innings due to an undisclosed injury.

The trainer came out to visit the left-hander with a man at first and one out in the seventh inning, and after a discussion the decision was made to remove Hill from the game. He had allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out nine before departing. Expect an update on his status from the A's after the conclusion of Sunday's game.
May 29 - 6:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Jarrod Parker