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.
Roberts said it’s hard to imagine Rich Hill returning before Sept. 1.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 3, 2019
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.
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