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Height/Weight: 5-11/198 | Birthdate: 3/21/1982 | Birthplace: Visalia, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: Louisiana State | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $5,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 9/4 | Average Draft Position: 243.40
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Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill (hamstring) removed from game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) A hamstring pull sustained after hitting a two-run double in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Colorado knocked Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill out the game, per MLB.com. Nick Ahmed replaced him at second base.

Hill was used as a pinch-hitter.


D-Backs fielding trade inquiries on Hill, Hellickson and Reed


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Diamondbacks veteran infielder Aaron Hill, starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and former closer Addison Reed are all available as the trade deadline nears, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The Diamondbacks have fielded inquiries about all three players.

Hill remains under contract through 2016 and is due to make $12 million next season. Hellickson has one year left of arbitration, while Reed has two years of arbitration remaining. Reed is currently pitching in the minors.


Aaron Hill gets start over Jake Lamb for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Lamb has started 28 games at the hot corner and eight of the last nine. 

Aaron Hill gets the start in Lamb's place, for the 22nd time this season and second in the last four games. 


Diamondbacks SS Aaron Hill goes yard in loss to Dodgers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Diamondbacks shortstop Aaron Hill blasted his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. 

Hill finished the game 1 for 3 with his homer a solo shot off of Brett Anderson. Hill recorded another RBI on a sacrifice fly in the game, giving him two for the game and 20 for the year. Hill now holds a slash line of .224/.284/.333.


Report: Nationals interested in D-Backs' Aaron Hill, Nick Ahmed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2015) The Nationals are looking to bolster their infield by trading with the Diamondbacks, according to a report by Fox Sports' Jon Morosi.

The Nationals have reportedly expressed interest in the D-Backs' middle infield depth. 

Among the infielders vying for playing time in Arizona are Nick Ahmed, Aaron Hill, Chris Owings and Cliff Pennington

Owings (50 starts at second base) and Ahmed (53 at short) are the clearly defined starters for the Diamondabacks. 

At 33, Hill is the oldest of the four infielders. He's started 15 games at second and 19 at third, including starts at each position in the last week. 

Pennington has 10 starts at short, one at third and four at second. He's hitting just .192 this season. 


Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill goes 2 for 4 in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill went 2 for 4 in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

The multi-hit game was Hill's second such performance in his last four games.

Hill has not had an ideal start to the month of June, hitting just .206 with two RBI in 29 at-bats.


Aaron Hill gets start at second base for Diamondbacks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill gets a start at second base on Saturday. Hill replaces Chris Owings at second. 

Hill starts at second for the first time in 16 games, dating back to May 26. Hill wlll bat sixth in the lineup. 


Ender Inciarte returns to Diamondbacks lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Ender Inciarte is returning to the Diamondbacks' lineup on Sunday in the series-finale against the Cubs. 

Inciarte had a day off on Saturday. He's hit just .250 over his past four games. Inciarte will bat leadoff. 

Yasmany Tomas has the day off and infielder Aaron Hill will play third base. Catcher Jordan Pacheco is back in the lineup Chris Owings will play second base. 


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill (illness) back in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Diamondbacks infielder Aaron Hill is playing second base and batting sixth in Sunday's series finale against the Phillies.

Hill has been slowed by an illness in recent days, but he was able to serve as a pinch-hitter Saturday before making his return to the lineup Sunday. He has hit .280/.330/.439 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 82 at-bats.

The Diamondbacks are road favorites (-130) in Philadelphia, per VegasInsider.com.


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill available off the bench despite illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill is available to come off the bench in Arizona's game on Saturday, manager Chip Hale said per AZCentral.com.

Hill, who also missed Friday's game with an illness, is feeling better but Hale is hoping to give him one more day off. Yasmany Tomas will draw the start at third in his place.


Illness has Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill out in Philadelphia


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) An illness that forced Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill out of the game Wednesday has him sidelined Friday night against the host Phillies as well, per azcentral.com.

It is hoped that his absence will not negatively affect his hitting upon his return. Hill has been on a roll with 16 hits, including four home runs, in his last 36 at-bats.


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill is on a roll at the plate


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Aaron Hill continued his hot-hitting ways on Tuesday, as the Diamondbacks put up 14 runs on the Nationals in a lop-sided victory. Hill went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored. He collected his fourth double of the year.

Hill, who has started to see regular playing time at second and third base, is hitting a robust .364 (13 for 28) with three home runs and eight RBI over his last 10 games. He has seen his season average rise about 100 points since the start of May.

He had lost his starting job after a disappointing spring training, but Hill has really found his stride lately. 

"He's worked hard," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, per MLB.com. "Ever since Spring Training, when I gave him an idea of where his playing time would come, he's just gotten better and better. It's kind of a cool thing to see when a veteran guy like that sort of starts to play almost as a rookie. He's got a lot of energy. It's kind of contagious to the other kids."


Diamondbacks 3B Aaron Hill hits third home run in May


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Third baseman Aaron Hill connected for a solo home run Sunday to help put the Diamondbacks past the Padres.

Hill had not hit his first home run this season until May 2, and now he has three.

Diamondbacks' Yasmany Tomas out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Yasmany Tomas is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Tomas has started 11 of the last 12 games at the hot corner but will be available off the bench Sunday. Aaron Hill will draw the start at third base and bat fifth.

The Diamondbacks are home underdogs (+126) against the Padres Sunday.


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill racks up four RBI in Game 1 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill went deep again and cranked out four hits, leading his club past the Rockies, 13-7, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Coors Field.

Hill launched a three-run home run off Christian Bergman in the fourth inning to give Arizona a comfortable nine-run advantage. He also singled in a run in the eighth to pad the lead and finished 4 for 5 with a run scored and four RBI. Hill racked up four RBI in a game for the eighth time in his career and the first time since Aug. 11, 2013, against the Mets. 

Hill has homered twice in his last three games played, and has a hit in each of the last five. He is hitting .242 (15 for 62) with two homers, eight RBI and a .277 on-base percentage in 20 games.


Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill cranks first home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill went 1 for 4 at the plate in Arizona's 6-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Hill did his damage in the fourth inning, smacking a 1-1 pitch from Scott Baker over the left center field wall, his first of the season. Hill is hitting .185 with four RBI in 54 at-bats this season.


Tuffy Gosewich, Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed out of Diamondbacks' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) The Diamondbacks left three starters out of Saturday's starting lineup. 

Catcher Tuffy Gosewich sits, in place of Jordan Pacheco, who starts his fifth game and bats seventh in the lineup. 

Aaron Hill makes his fifth start of the year at second base, in place of Chris Owings. Hill has started twice in the last four games. He hits sixth in the order. 

Shortstop Nick Ahmed is out of the lineup as well. Cliff Pennington starts ahead of him for the third time this season and hits eighth. 


Diamondbacks struggling to fill in void at third base


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knew his team wasn't going to go the entire season without an injury. But the skipper was hoping to avoid the issue he currently has at third base, according to AZCentral.com.

With Jake Lamb on the disabled list with a foot injury, Aaron Hill and Yasmany Tomas have struggled to put it together, combining for a .559 OPS in the last five games.

"Yeah, that's huge," Hale said. "You're going to have injuries all year. There's going to be a multitude of them for every team. If you can't make the adjustment — if guys can't come in and fill the void — then you're going to be in trouble as a club."

Tomas is hitting .286 in 14 at-bats this season while Hill is scuffling along at .156 in 45 at-bats.


Diamondbacks move Mark Trumbo to the bench Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Diamondbacks right fielder Mark Trumbo is on the bench for Saturday's game against the Pirates, with Ender Inciarte moving to right field and David Peralta taking over in left, the team announced.

Trumbo had started four consecutive games for Arizona and will get the day off. Also out of the lineup Saturday is Yasmany Tomas, moving Aaron Hill back to third base. Tomas has started two games at third since being called up and is hitting .400 in 10 at-bats. Cliff Pennington also replaces Nick Ahmed at shortstop, who started the last nine games in a row.

The Diamondbacks are currently the underdogs (+120) against Pittsburgh.


Aaron Hill returns to 3B, Ender Inciarte moved to LF for D-Backs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) The Diamondbacks inserted Aaron Hill back at third base for Wednesday's contest against the Rangers. Hill will bat in the No. 5 hole, while Ender Inciarte will play in left field and bat in the leadoff spot. Yasmany Tomas received the night off.

Arizona is favored (-113) at home against Texas.


Foot injury lands Diamondbacks 3B Jake Lamb on 15-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a left foot stress reaction, the team announced.

Lamb has started a team-high eight games at third base. Aaron Hill and Yasmany Tomas could see time at third base in Lamb's absence. Hill has started five times at third base and Tomas drew his first start at the hot corner Tuesday.

Lamb heads to the disabled list with a .414 average, one triple, one home run, three doubles and nine RBI in 10 games.


Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb, Tuffy Gosewisch out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Lamb batted second Saturday for the first time this season but is out of the lineup Sunday for just the second time in his last eight games. Gosewisch started eight of the last nine games behind the plate. With both players on the bench, the Diamondbacks will bat third baseman Aaron Hill fifth and catcher Jordan Pacheco sixth.

The Diamondbacks are underdogs (+125) in San Francisco Sunday.


Diamondbacks 3B Hill provides big hit in Thursday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Diamondbacks third baseman Aaron Hill only managed one hit Thursday night, but it sure came at an ideal time.

Hill slugged a two-run double to deep left-center off Giants reliever Sergio Romo to break a 5-5 tie and key an Arizona victory.

Perhaps the hit will help Hill emerge from an early-season slump. It broke a 1-for-22 string, provided his first RBI of the year and lifted his batting average to .188.


Trumbo, Hill out of starting lineup vs. Dodgers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(4/12/2015) With a tough matchup against Dodgers starter Zach Greinke on tap, the Diamondbacks rested both outfielder Mark Trumbo and second baseman Aaron Hill on Sunday. 

Trumbo, who has five hits in 20 at-bats so far this season, will be replaced by Ender Inciarte in right field, while Hill will sit in favor of Cliff Pennington. Pennington is hitless in 11 career at-bats against Greinke. 

The Diamondbacks (+135) are underdogs in the series finale, per VegasInsider.com


D-Back's Hill replaces Owings in lineup for second game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Diamondbacks starting second baseman Chris Owings was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants in favor of veteran infielder Aaron Hill.

Owings and Hill both started in Monday's season opener. Owings was at second base, while Hill was at third base.

Owings, who won the starting job in spring training, went 0 for 3 with one strikeout, while Hill went 2 for 4 with one run and one strikeout.