Dodgers News: Rich Hill Begins Throwing Program, Timetable Still Unknown

Dick Mountain is making steady strides to get back on the field.

Left-hander Rich Hill made 25 throws from 45 feet on Thursday, which is seemingly his first step toward beginning an intensive throwing program.

Hill has been out a month with a left flexor tendon injury and is still expected to miss a great deal of time, possibly until September.

Over the course of Hill’s career we have become accustomed to him living on the IL, but when he is on the mound, he remains a dominant force.

This time, the injury is a bit more serious than the infamous blisters, so there has to be a strong effort made to get back in contention for a playoff roster spot in Hill’s case. The hope is Hill would be able to return in September which would fully allow him to get his feet wet again and would put him in prime position to assume his role as the Dodgers’ fourth starter in the playoffs.

Hill posted a 2.55 ERA before the injury in 53 innings of work.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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