Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill was out of the lineup for a third straight game on Tuesday due to a sore right shoulder. Hill was intially in the lineup on Saturday night, but right before the game Gibson scratched him from the lineup in favor of Cliff Pennington at second. Hill was never in the lineup on Sunday or today.
Hill said an MRI taken on his shoulder during the last homestand did not reveal any structural damage, he just had some inflamation. That is obviously a good thing for Gibby and Arizona, he is such a big part of Arizona’s offense game in and game out.
Gibson talked about Hill with MLB.com: “He’s going to take some ground balls out there during batting practice,” manager Kirk Gibson said prior to Tuesday’s game.”We’re just being cautious. It feels much better. We sat him out there for a couple of days. We had the off day yesterday. He came in here today wanting to play, but we said this is the way we’re going to go with it. I think it will be fine.”
So far this season Hill is batting .269 but has four home runs and he is third on the team with 22 RBI’s. Obviously the sooner the Snakes could get Hill back the better.