by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson told The Arizona Republic that infielder Aaron Hill's hand has been healing slowly.
Hill was not cleared to resume baseball activities after visiting a doctor Monday. He is not expected to visit a doctor again until May 27. Hill has been on the disabled list since April 15 after suffering a broken hand on April 9. The team has yet to issue a concrete timetable for Hill's return.
Aaron Hill's hand not healed yet
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill has not been cleared to resume baseball activities as of Monday, azcentral.com reports. Hill visited the doctor for his broken hand and has been told it has not healed enough.
Arizona still has no timetable for Hill's return, though it seems unlikely he'll be back before June.
"He's going to be waiting and try to get some more growth on that bone," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said.
Aaron Hill hoping to hit off tee next week
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is scheduled to visit the doctor on Sunday and will undergo another CT scan on Monday. If all goes well, Hill could start hitting off a tee at some point next week.
Hill has been on the disabled list since April 15 after suffering a broken hand on April 9. He was expecting to to be out of his soft cast this week but his bone was still tender after trying to pick up a bat. He was ordered by doctors to keep his wrist in a splint for another week.
"Until we see it heal, we don't want to mess with it," Hill told MLB.com. "You just feel it when you do something, but that's why they have it in a cast."
"Hopefully, it’ll be enough to get him out of the splint and have him start to do some strengthening exercises," manager Kirk Gibson said Wednesday.
Aaron Hill making slow progress
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told the Arizona Republic Friday that Aaron Hill's hand is healing slower than the team had hoped.
The 31-year-old has been sidelined since April 14. Hill hit .306 with two homers and six RBI in 36 at-bats before landing on the DL. He could be back at some point in late May, Towers said.
Aaron Hill still in splint
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, on the 15-day disabled list, was examined Tuesday and doctors elected to keep him in a splint, MLB.com reports. The 31-year-old is expected to have his broken left hand re-examined next week before continuing rehab.
Hill batted .306 with two homers and six RBI in 36 at-bats before landing on the DL.
Aaron Hill not an obvious stash
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/16/2013) So 4-6 weeks for Aaron Hill. Boy, that's a long time to stash a player who Fantasy owners were mostly doubting coming into the season.
If you have a free DL spot, stashing him is a no-brainer, but if it's already consumed by a Corey Hart, Adam Eaton, Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann, Curtis Granderson, Brandon Beachy, David Ortiz or any of the other players who are already a few weeks down the road to recovery, it's a real predicament.
I should preface my comments by pointing out that I wasn't as skeptical of Hill as the majority coming into the season, ranking him fifth among second basemen. I should also point out that he had only lived up to those expectations at the time of his injury.
Still, of those DL players I listed, the only one I'd be willing to drop to clear a spot for Hill is Beachy. Stashing the Diamondbacks second baseman on your bench is preferrable to releasing him, but in the case of a roster crunch, I could see putting Hill on the waiver wire in a 12-team league, especially if you have a Matt Carpenter or Josh Rutledge type to slot in his place.
Aaron Hill to miss 4-6 weeks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said second baseman Aaron Hill will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken left hand, according to The Arizona Republic. Gibson said initial X-rays and MRI were negative, but a surface fracture was visible during a CT scan Monday.
Martin Prado started at second base in Hill's absence Tuesday and infielder Didi Gregorious was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take Hill's roster spot.
Aaron Hill on DL with broken hand
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Starting second baseman Aaron Hill was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand, the Diamondbacks announced Tuesday. No timetable was given for his return.
Arizona recalled infielder Didi Gregorius from Triple-A Reno to take Hill's roster spot.
Aaron Hill absent from Tuesday's lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was not in the starting lineup Tuesday at N.Y. Yankees after leaving Sunday's game with a wrist injury. Martin Prado started at second base in his absence.
Hill, who might land on the disabled list, is batting .306 (11 for 36) with two home runs, three doubles and six RBI in 10 games.
D-Backs reviewing Aaron Hill's MRI
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) The Diamondbacks are preparing for a possible DL stint for second baseman Aaron Hill after he underwent an MRI on his wrist, the Arizona Republic reports Monday. The club is still reviewing the results.
Didi Gregorius could be an option to replace Hill on the 25-man roster.
Gregorius is batting .423 (11 for 26) through six games at Triple-A Reno with two solo homers. He returned to playing the field Monday night after dealing with an elbow issue.
X-rays come back negative for Aaron Hill
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) X-rays came on Aaron Hill's wrist came back negative, according to Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson.
The second baseman left Sunday's game in the fourth inning after injuring his left wrist in the first inning on a check swing. He is expected to undergo an MRI Monday.
"[The DL] could be [a possibility]. I'm not worried though. This team is resilient, and we have guys that can step in if Aaron goes down," Gibson said.
Aaron Hill exits game with sore wrist
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, who was back in the starting lineup, exited Sunday's against the Dodgers with a sore left wrist. He was replaced by Josh Wilson.
Hill, who was hampered by a left hand injury the previous three games, left the game in the fourth inning due to the injury. He finished the game 0 for 1 with a ground out and is hitting .306/.405/.556 with two homers and six RBI through 37 at-bats.
The Diamondbacks have an off day Monday before starting a three-game set with the Yankees Tuesday. His status is still uncertain.
Aaron Hill rejoins starting lineup
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Dodgers after being hampered by a hand injury the previous three games. Hill was able to serve as a pinch hitter during Saturday's contest and delivered an RBI double in the eighth inning.
Aaron Hill still on the bench
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was not in the starting lineup for his third consecutive game Saturday against the Dodgers with a lingering hand injury. Hill has not played since Tuesday and was replaced by Josh Wilson.
Hill did appear in Saturday's game, picking up an RBI on a double in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter. He stayed in the game to play second base, in a 7-5 loss.
Aaron Hill scratched late
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was a late scratch for precautionary reasons as he is still working his way back from a left hand contusion after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday. Hill has missed his last two games with the injury.
Aaron Hill back in lineup
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, who was dealing with a left hand injury, returned to the starting lineup for Friday's series opener at home against the Dodgers. Hill, who only missed one game with the injury, is batting .294 with a .400 on-base percentage, two homers and five RBI through his first eight games.
Aaron Hill out Wednesday, expects to return Friday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013)Aaron Hill is out of Wednesday's lineup with a hand injury, the Arizona Republic reports.
X-rays on the hand Tuesday night came back negative. Hill said he expects to return for the Diamondbacks' next game Friday. Hill is hitting .294/.400/.529 with two homers in his first eight games.
Aaron Hill goes yard again
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill kept things going as he went yard for the second straight game during Sunday's season finale at Milwaukee.
Hill took Burke Badenhop deep for a two-run home run in the seventh inning. He went 3 for 6 in an 8-6 victory in extra innings. He is batting .490 (25 for 51) with three homers and eight RBI in 12 career games against the Brewers.
Hill has reached safely in five of the last six games and is hitting .345/.387/.621 with two home runs and five RBI this season.
Aaron Hill launches first home run
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill hit safely for the fourth time through the first five games on Saturday night against the Brewers. He went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBI in the 9-2 win.
The 31-year-old doubled home Gerardo Parra in his first at-bat before launching a solo shot off reliever Alfredo Figaro in the eighth inning. It was his first long ball of the year.
Hill is batting .304 (7 for 23) thus far with three RBI and two runs scored.
Aaron Hill still going strong
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill swung a hot bat during spring training and kept things going on opening day against the Cardinals Monday. He went 2 for 4 in the 6-2 win.
Hill reached on an infield single in the fifth inning before collecting another base hit in the seventh.
Hill hit .343 in 20 Cactus League games with 13 RBI and a .558 slugging percentage.
Aaron Hill plays on for D-Backs
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) After getting hit by a pitch on his pinkie the night before, Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was able to play in Wednesday's Cactus League contest against the Giants. He went 0 for 3 in the 8-6 loss.
Hill is batting .404 with one homer, 13 RBI and two stolen bases this spring.
Aaron Hill bounces back from HBP
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's spring game against the Giants, a day after getting hit by a pitch on his left pinkie finger. Hill is having a torrid spring, batting .432 (19 for 44) with one homer, six doubles and 13 RBI in 17 spring games.
Aaron Hill feels 'fine' after getting hit by pitch
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill told MLB.com that he feels "fine" after being drilled by a pitch in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Angels in the first inning. The team removed him from the game as a precaution and he is not expected to miss much time.
Hill is hitting .432 with a .449 on-base percentage and a .636 slugging percentage this spring.
Aaron Hill exits game after HBP
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was forced out of Tuesday's contest against the Angels after being hit by a pitch in the first inning. Hill, who got drilled in the hand/wrist area, left the dugout and jogged back to the clubhouse. He is expected to be further evaluated in the near future.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Like many Fantasy owners, I've been pondering all spring which Aaron Hill will be present in 2013? Will it be the hitter from 2009 and 2012 that tore the cover off the ball? Or will it be the player that disappointed so many Fantasy owners in the 2010 and 2011 seasons? With less than a week to go before the regular season, I'm in the belief Hill will be more of the '09/'12 hitter.
A lot has to do with the fact he has had a pretty good spring. He's batting .432 (19 for 44) with a .636 slugging percentage, a homer, six doubles, 13 runs and 13 RBI in 16 spring games. I wish I had more confidence in Hill earlier in the spring because I think I would have reached for him in drafts instead of punting on second base, which was my strategy in most drafts. I'm with my colleague Scott White by ranking Hill as the fifth-best second baseman behind Robinson Cano, Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler and Ben Zobrist.
Aaron Hill hitting well this spring
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill had another productive day at the plate in Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Dodgers. He went 3-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Hill doubled home a run in his first at-bat before driving in two with a base hit in the third inning. Then in the fifth, he launched a solo shot off Peter Moylan for his first long ball of the spring.
Hill, who signed a four-year, $40.5 million contract in the offseason, is batting .452 (14 for 31) through 11 Cactus League games with nine RBI and a .710 slugging percentage.
Despite the big contract, Hill said, "you never want to get comfortable" in this game.
"It is comfortable, yes, family speaking," he said. "Everyone's happy. We love it here. So it's nice knowing you're going to be in a spot for a couple of years, but every year you've got something to prove. You want to go out and you want to be better than the last year."
Hill hits the field
(3/9/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was finally able to play the field in Saturday's Cactus League game against the White Sox after being limited by quadriceps tightness. He went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in the 11-9 win. Hill has gone 9 for 21 (.429) with four RBI through seven spring games.
Hill drives in run as pinch hitter
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/4/2013) Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill, who had missed the previous two spring games with quad tightness, did not start on Monday against the Reds. That said, Hill, who is dealing with an injury to his left quad, did pinch-hit in the game. Hill singled home a run in the fifth inning and is batting .357 on the spring season. He remains day to day due to his quad injury as he's yet to return to his position on the field.
Hill scratched from lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was scratched from the lineup Saturday due to tightness in his left quad, reports MLB.com. Hill is day to day and was replaced in the lineup by Josh Wilson.
Hill gets extension
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/8/2013) Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill, who set career highs last year in batting average (.302), OPS (.882), and walks (52), agreed to a three-year extension with the team on Friday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler.