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Rich Hill | Starting Pitcher | #44

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 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’s return to Dodgers’ rotation Tuesday proved fruitful, as he tossed six scoreless innings and settled for a no-decision against the Cubs.
Hill showed no rust after missing the last month of action with another blister issue. He permitted just three singles and two walks while striking out six Cubs hitters in the excellent effort. Unfortunately for Hill, he missed out on a win when Kyle Schwarber took reliever Erik Goeddel deep to knot things up in the seventh inning. The Cubs eventually won in extras. Hill’s next start will also come against the Cubs, but that one will be at home. Jun 19 - 11:37 PM

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

Hill is set to rejoin the Dodgers' starting rotation for the second half of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader at Wrigley Field after missing a month with a blister on his left middle finger. The veteran southpaw struck out 10 batters over 4 2/3 innings in his lone rehab start last Thursday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He should be a valuable fantasy asset moving forward, assuming he can stay blister-free.
Jun 19 - 7:44 PM

Rich Hill (blister) allowed four hits and two unearned runs over 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The left-hander registered 10 strikeouts over 75 pitches. Beat writer Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register expects Hill to return to the Dodgers' starting rotation next week during the team's trip to Wrigley Field. A blister has sidelined the veteran since May 20.
Jun 14 - 11:39 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will make a rehab start on Thursday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

The plan is for Hill to go four-to-five innings on Thursday, and if things go well in that outing, the next start the left-hander will make would be for the Dodgers. He's been out since May 20 with the blister issue, and his return would be a big one for a Los Angeles rotation that has been ravaged by injuries in 2018.
Jun 13 - 7:22 PM

Rich Hill (blister) threw a 60-pitch simulated game Saturday without issue.

Hill threw without a cover on his left middle finger, another step in the path to a return. It was believed that if Saturday went well he might be cleared for a return to the Dodgers without a rehab assignment, but now it sounds as though he'll throw a bullpen session in a few days before it's decided whether his next start will be with the Dodgers or one of their minor league affiliates. Either way, he's progressing toward a mid-June return.
Jun 9 - 6:32 PM

Rich Hill (blister) will throw a four-inning simulated game Saturday.

If he gets through it with no issues, it looks like he'll avoid a rehab assignment and rejoin the Dodgers' rotation next weekend against the Giants. He'll have missed about four weeks of action following another blister issue.
Jun 8 - 5:48 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team has discussed using Rich Hill (blister) out of the bullpen in lieu of a minor league rehab assignment while he builds up his pitch count.

Hill proposed the idea to Roberts earlier this week. Roberts surprisingly did not dismiss it, calling it "something to consider." The veteran has been working back from a blister he suffered last month. Hill holds an underwhelming 6.20 ERA over six starts this year.
Jun 7 - 12:28 PM

Rich Hill (blister) was able to throw 60 of his 100 pitches with his left middle finger uncovered on Tuesday in a simulated game.

Hill also told reporters that he would be willing to pitch out of the bullpen if it allows him to rejoin the club faster. It'll now be a waiting game to see how the veteran southpaw responds after throwing this many pitches, but a rehab start could be on the way. He likely returns to the Dodgers in the middle of June.
Jun 5 - 4:51 PM

Rich Hill (blister) this weekend will attempt to throw without medical tape on his left middle finger.

Hill resumed throwing shortly after being placed on the disabled list nearly two weeks ago, but he'll need to show he can do it without tape before a timetable for return can be offered. It hasn't been decided yet whether the left-hander will long-toss or throw off a mound this weekend.
Jun 1 - 2:18 PM

Rich Hill (blister) threw another bullpen session on Wednesday.

Hill also threw a bullpen session on Tuesday, and he told reporters he touched 92 mph with his fastball in his latest bullpen session on Wednesday. Hill is still wearing a band-aid over his left middle finger -- something he isn't legally allowed to do -- and he still projects to come back to the Los Angeles rotation at some point in the middle of June.
May 23 - 6:55 PM

Rich Hill (blister) threw a 31-pitch bullpen session Tuesday with a band-aid on his left middle finger.

"It’s healing pretty well now," he said of his latest blister. Hill is not allowed to pitch with that band-aid on his hand in MLB games, so it'll probably be at least another three weeks before he returns to the Dodgers' rotation. Brock Stewart is starting in his place Tuesday night against the Rockies.
May 22 - 7:01 PM

Rich Hill (blister) played catch Monday.

He was presumably wearing something to protect the blister on his left middle finger. Hill -- who is expected to miss at least the next month of action -- said he plans to ask Major League Baseball if he can pitch with his fingertip taped. It would be a surprise if MLB allows it.
May 21 - 6:17 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with a left middle finger blister.

Manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Hill will be sidelined for at least four weeks, as the team wants to give him plenty of rest in hopes that the blister will heal. Blisters have been an ongoing concern for Hill for years, of course, and he remains a very risky health bet moving forward. It's unclear at this point who will take his spot in the rotation.
May 20 - 11:27 AM

Rich Hill (blister) is expected to go on the 10-day disabled list.

Hill had a blister on his left pitching hand rip open Saturday -- Hill told reporters he felt it during his warmup pitches, and he threw just two pitches before exiting Saturday's contest against the Nationals. The southpaw, who has dealt with blister issues for years now, said this one is as bad as the blister in 2016 that cost him weeks at a time, even delaying his Dodgers debut after they acquired him from the A's at the waiver trade deadline that year. There exists no timetable at this point.
May 20 - 12:10 AM

Rich Hill left Saturday's start against the Nationals after two pitches.

Hill was visited by the Dodgers' trainer after his second offering and ended up walking off the mound. He's battled with blister issues almost continuously for the past few years, but no indication on the cause for Saturday's exit was immediately available. The team should have an update shortly.
May 19 - 8:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Breyvic Valera
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Julio Urias
9Caleb Ferguson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7Daniel Hudson
8Yimi Garcia
9Erik Goeddel
10Edward Paredes
11Adam Liberatore
12Daniel Corcino