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Dodgers News: Rich Hill Throws Bullpen, Moves Closer to Game Action

Rich Hill throwing a bullpen in Spring Training on March 3, 2019 (Photo Credit: Tim Rogers)

Dodgers’ left-hander Rich Hill was back on the mound, Saturday, April 6, as he inches closer to a return to the major league rotation.

Hill has been sidelined with an MCL strain he suffered on March 17 in a Cactus League game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He threw a 20-pitch bullpen session and used his fastball and curveball at max effort, according to Alanna Rizzo.

After, he described it as “uneventful” and without pain, although he still felt something in his knee, according to Manager Dave Roberts.

“Felt it a little bit going down the slope but it didn’t limit him,” Roberts said. “There’s a difference between feeling it and pain. There was no pain.”

Hill’s next bullpen session will come on Monday in St. Louis. He is expected to throw 30 pitches, according to Bill Plunkett.

Look for him to follow with a minor league rehab start soon. If all goes well there, he could re-join the Dodgers’ rotation after that. Look for Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to be moved into the bullpen to make room for Hill.

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Written by Blake Williams

I'm a journalism major currently studying at Los Angeles Pierce College. I've been a Dodgers fan since 2007 and a stats nerd since 2012. Around the age of 13, I decided I want to work in baseball and be around the game as much as I could. I wasn't good at playing it so I looked for other ways to make working in baseball possible. I believe writing about it is my path, so here I am!

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