Aaron Hill Activated, Paterson Optioned

Jennifer Stewart

Hillraiser returns.

This had been expected for a few days, but has now been confirmed. Aaron Hill will return to the D'Backs this week. Hill had been on the DL since April 16th from a broken hand suffered from being hit by a pitch in the hand from Pirates pitcher James McDonald on April 9th. After some slow healing, Hill started a rehab assignment with the Reno Aces on June 15th. In the ten games played by Hill before the injury, he was hitting a .306/.405/.556 line with two homers. The D'Backs (and us by proxy) hope he can provide a spark in the lineup. Hill's initial injury lead to the call-up of Didi Gregorius.

Paterson pitched 2.1 innings of mop-up duty in his return to the Diamondbacks, allowing one earned run and striking out two in that time period. This leaves Tony Sipp as the only left hander in the bullpen for the Diamondbacks at present and leaves recently called-up Zeke Spruill as another possible long-man option in the pen with Josh Collmenter.

Hill will, presumably, make his return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Nationals.

In This Article

Topics
Teams
Players
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker