Dodgers Starter Rich Hill lasted only one inning Wednesday before breaking with what the team called left lower arm complaints. While the southpaw will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity of the injury, a 10-day IL stay is certainty, according to Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett.
A forearm injury is ominous for a pitcher, as this is sometimes the case serves as a precursor to the operation of Tommy John. Hill has gone through the process once before in 2011, though he is "quite confident" that he does not need it this time. The 39-year-old announced that "very preliminary ultrasound" showed the integrity of his elbow band.
Although Hill has avoided a potential career end with this injury, it will still represent the last IL stint during his recent rebirth. A series of injuries have prevented the journeymen from throwing more than 1
The Dodgers acquired Hill from the track and field in the summer of 2016 and then prevented him from leaving the agency the following winter with a $ 48 million three-year contract. Now in the final season of its deal, the still-effective Hill has a value of 2.55 ERA / 4.11 FIP at 10.36 K / 9, 2.04 BB / 9 and a groundball rate of 48.9 percent over 10 starts and 53 innings achieved. Afterwards Hill left Wednesday, the Dodgers' Bullpen worked eight solid innings to lead the club cruise to No. 1 in a 9-2 win over the Giants. The Hill-less Dodgers will turn to Julio Uri's left colleague to start Thursday, supporting him on the right Ross Stripling Ken Gurnick of MLB.com tweets. With Uri's and Stripling taking the setbacks behind Clayton Kershaw Hyun-Jin Ryu Walker Buehler and Kenta Maeda the Dodgers rotation should continue to provide one of the majors best achievements until Hill & # 39; s returns.