And just like that, Rich Hill is headed back to the DL.
Hill’s 2017 season has not been what anyone was hoping for, though it should be similar to what people expected. His first start was fairly promising, going 5 innings and giving up only one run on two hits. Unfortunately, Hill was placed on the 10-day DL shortly after, causing him to miss one start.
On Sunday, Rich Hill was taken off of the DL in order to start that day; however, he would exit after just 3 innings due to his blister becoming aggravated.
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Thus, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Rich Hill has returned to the disabled list.
Dodgers placed Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger and recalled Segedin from AAA
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) April 17, 2017
Alex Wood will start Friday vs AZ. He told me he will throw a bullpen before that even w/pitching 3.1 IP on Saturday. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) April 17, 2017
The only good news to come out of this is that Rob Segedin will be replacing Hill on the roster. During spring training, Segedin hit .406 with an OPS. 1.285! He has undoubtedly earned his shot with the club.
Now is not the time to freak out. It is still very early in the season and the Dodgers were well aware of his blister problem when they signed him. It is definitely frustrating, but there is still a lot of time for the Dodgers to figure this out.