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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Provides A Far Off Rich Hill Return Date

Will We See Dick Mountain Again At All?

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We last saw Rich Hill pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 19. After an inning of scoreless baseball, he exited with a forearm injury.

Earlier today, Hill was moved to the 60-day IL. Reading between the lines – one might wonder when we will see the man affectionately known as ‘Dick Mountain’ again to begin with. In the wake of the transaction, Ken Gurnick has an update on twitter.

This update comes straight from manager Dave Roberts. Roberts tells Gurnick that it’s hard to imagine Hill returning before September 1st. While it wasn’t expanded upon why that date was giving – simple math gives you around that month once you factor in he’s been transferred to the 60-day IL as opposed to remaining on the shorter 10-day IL.

Recently, Hill became baseball’s oldest active pitcher. Moreover, he talked about doing so well into the foreseeable future.

Currently, Hill is 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 games started for the Dodgers.

There is no way to know when or if we see Hill at all in 2019 at this point. However, the man is no stranger to adversity and overcoming injuries. We will simply need to wait to see how he progresses in his rehab in the days and weeks to come.

Do you think we have seen Rich Hill throw his final innings as a Major Leaguer? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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  1. If / When he does come back, not sure if there will be time to get him re-acclimated to be a SP.

    Rich Hill in the current Julio Urias, once through the order, role for the playoffs would be nice.

    His CB would eat up hitters in that situation, and the FB might go up a tick or two.

    • Not a bad idea, has experience as a reliever. I am hoping we see Hill again. It’s possible the days of six inning Hill are done.

  2. What i’ve seen and read about Rich Hill, this is just a bump in the road. He will be back and lead us to a World Championship.

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