Dodgers Rich Hill gets another blister injury

April 8, 2017

The Los Angeles Dodgers have started 2017 similarly to 2016 -- with another injury to their pitching staff -- as the team today placed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger.  The Dodgers also recalled right-hander Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Hill picked up the win for the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing one run on two hits in 5.0 innings and throwing 75 pitches in the club’s 3-1 win over San Diego. Hill also missed significant time last year due to a blister, and was on the DL from July 20-Aug. 24 with that issue.

Fields, 31, allowed nine runs in 8.1 innings (9.72 ERA) in nine Spring Training appearances prior to being optioned on March 28. Fields was acquired by the Dodgers on Aug. 1, 2016 from the Astros in exchange for minor league infielder Yordan Alvarez and went 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 22 games with Los Angeles last year.

By Staff of and news services

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