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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
Contract: view contract details

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Rich Hill allowed four runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the A's.
Control was an issue for Hill in this one. He walked four on the afternoon. While he has struggled to an 8.03 ERA in five starts during spring action, this should not be a major concern for interested fantasy parties. Hill put up a 2.12 ERA in 20 starts between the A's and Dodgers during the 2016 season. Just about the only downside to the last campaign was that a pesky blister kept him out of action for extended stretches. Mar 25 - 8:06 PM

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Rich Hill worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings Tuesday in his Cactus League start against the Reds.

Hill gave up just one hit and struck out three, but he worked deep into counts throughout the appearance and wound up issuing three walks. The veteran left-hander owns a rough 7.27 ERA in 8 2/3 innings (four starts) this spring, but we wouldn't worry too much. Hill posted a brilliant 2.12 ERA in 20 starts last season between Oakland and Los Angeles.
Mar 14 - 5:30 PM

Rich Hill was beat up for three runs and one hit while recording four walks and a strikeout over 1 2/3 innings Wednesday in the Dodgers’ Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

This is why we have spring training. Hill’s third Cactus League appearance isn’t one he’ll remember fondly. After navigating a relatively stress-free opening frame, the wheels fell off for Hill in the second inning. The left-hander yielded three walks and a double before getting the hook from manager Dave Roberts. Reliever Layne Somsen then allowed both inherited runners to score on a base hit to center field by Ryan Cordell. Hill’s spring ERA now sits at an unsightly 12.60. Luckily he still has a month before the games start counting.
Mar 8 - 7:18 PM

Rich Hill was touched up for four runs over his 1 1/3 innings of work in Friday’s Cactus League start against the Royals.

Hill gave up three hits and walked a pair. The southpaw surely wanted to go longer in his second start of the spring, so he’ll try to improve next time out. Blister and groin injuries limited Hill to 20 starts last season, but he posted a brilliant 2.12 ERA along the way and remains in a great situation after staying with the Dodgers over the winter.
Mar 3 - 6:28 PM

Rich Hill went two hitless innings in his first Cactus League start Sunday versus the Brewers.

Hill issued a leadoff walk to Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the first inning, but he promptly picked off the Milwaukee speedster and didn't allow a baserunner the rest of the way. Hill struck out two -- back-to-back in the second inning -- during his sharp spring debut. The veteran left-hander re-upped with the Dodgers in early December on a three-year, $48 million free agent deal.
Feb 26 - 4:28 PM

Dodgers re-signed LHP Rich Hill to a three-year, $48 million contract.

The deal was agreed to in principle over the weekend and then finalized Monday morning after the veteran left-hander passed his physical. Hill excelled when healthy in 2016, producing a 2.12 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 110 1/3 innings between the Athletics and Dodgers. He'll carry big-time fantasy potential (but some of the same durability concerns) into 2017 -- what will be his age-37 campaign.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 01:06:00 PM

ESPN's Jim Bowden reports a deal between the Dodgers and free agent Rich Hill "will get done."

Bowden said an official announcement is expected on Sunday. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Hill's new deal is expected to be in the neighborhood of three years and $48 million. That's a big raise for Hill, who inked a one-year, $6 million pact with Oakland last offseason. The 36-year-old had his best season in 2016, contributing a stellar 2.12 ERA over 110 1/3 innings.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 10:42:00 PM

According to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers are "getting closer" to re-signing free agent Rich Hill.

A source told Peter Gammons earlier today that Hill and the Dodgers were in agreement on a three-year deal worth over $40 million. That could very well be the case, but it doesn't look like a deal will be finalized before Sunday. Hill was limited to only seven starts in the second half because of blister issues but was excellent when healthy last season (2.12 ERA over 20 outings for the Dodgers and A's).
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 08:24:00 PM

According to Peter Gammons, one team with interest in Rich Hill thinks that he has a three-year deal with the Dodgers worth more than $40 million.

This doesn't mean that a deal is done, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if he ultimately returned to Los Angeles. The Dodgers need all of the help that they can get in their rotation, and bringing back the veteran left-hander would be a great first step toward stabilizing their pitching staff.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 03:01:00 PM

Jim Bowden of reports that the Yankees, Dodgers, Rangers, and Astros are in full pursuit of free agent left-hander Rich Hill.

Bowden also notes that the Red Sox and Orioles are in the mix, though apparently to a lesser extent. It's no surprise to see this group of contenders vying for the services of arguably the top starting pitcher in a weak class of free agents. There's been speculation about him landing a three-year deal in the range of $45 million, but the competition could at least increase the annual salary. Hill missed a bunch of time this past season due to a lingering blister issue, but he posted a brilliant 2.12 ERA over 20 starts between the Athletics and Dodgers.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 03:41:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees' primary focus is now turning to pitching.

The Yankees were able to unload some salary by dealing Brian McCann to the Astros (though they will cover $5.5 million over the next two seasons), so they now have some extra wiggle room this winter. Not surprisingly, Olney writes that Rich Hill is in the mix of the pitchers the Yankees are looking at. The Dodgers aren't going to let him go without a fight and you can be sure that other contenders will be calling. While Hill is a unique case, it would be no surprise if he landed a three-year deal in the range of $45 million.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:08:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that the club plans to reach out to the representatives for free agent left-hander Rich Hill.

It's a matter of due diligence at the very least, but Hill is going to hear from most contenders as arguably the top starting pitcher on the market. The 36-year-old missed a bunch of time this year due to blister and groin issues, but he posted a dominant 2.12 ERA in 20 starts. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe mentioned over the weekend that he could land a three-year, $45 million contract this winter.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 03:24:00 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests Rich Hill could be in line for a three-year, $45 million deal in free agency.

It would be a hefty raise for Hill, who earned $6 million this past season. He's certainly earned it. The 36-year-old pitched to a marvelous 2.12 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers and A's this year, though blister issues and a minor groin injury limited him to just 20 starts. He is not eligible for a qualifying offer since he was traded during the season.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Rich Hill shut out the Cubs over six innings Tuesday in the Dodgers' 6-0 NLCS Game 3 victory.

Hill was sensational, yielding just two walks and two hits -- both singles -- while striking out six. He ran into a bit of trouble in the top of the second, but the crafty left-hander was able to strand Anthony Rizzo at third base and Jorge Soler at second base with a strikeout of Addison Russell and a groundout from Miguel Montero. Joe Blanton, Grant Dayton, and closer Kenley Jansen combined to finish off the shutout. It's the first time in history the Cubs have been shut out in consecutive postseason games. Los Angeles leads 2-1 in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 11:30:00 PM

Updating an earlier report, Rich Hill will start Tuesday against the Cubs in Game 3 of the NLCS.

He'll be going on normal rest after pitching Thursday in Game 5 of the NLDS against Washington. This also puts Hill in line to start Game 7, if necessary. Hill did not pitch against the Cubs during the regular season. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 for the Dodgers while manager Dave Roberts has yet to announce who will pitch in Game 4.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 06:07:00 PM

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