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Top Tim Hill News

  • White Sox's Tim Hill: Nets one-year deal from White Sox

    Hill signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the White Sox on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Hill was non-tendered by the Padres last month after posting a 5.48 ERA and 26:14 K:BB over 44.1 innings in 2023. The left-hander's bat-missing ability has completely evaporated over the last two seasons with just a 12.7 percent strikeout rate, but he remains elite in inducing grounders, having produced them at a 61.2 percent clip last season. The White Sox will be hoping Hill can rebound in the first half of 2024 so that they can flip him to a contender at the trade deadline.

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  • Tim Hill: Lands on open market

    Hill (finger) was non-tendered by the Padres on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Hill required surgery in late September to repair ligaments and clean up scar tissue in his left ring finger, though he is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2024. The 33-year-old lefty reliever should be able to find a new home in free agency.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Moved to 60-day IL

    Hill (finger) was transferred Friday from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

    Hill underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to repair ligaments and clean up scar tissue in his left ring finger. This is a procedural move to clear out a 40-man roster spot for Jose Espada, who is joining the Padres' bullpen Friday.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Undergoes finger surgery

    Hill underwent surgery Wednesday to repair ligaments and clean up scar tissue in his left ring finger, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

    Hill's season is officially over, but the left-hander will begin a throwing program in 6-to-8 weeks and is expected to be ready to roll for spring training. The reliever's performance took a step back in 2023, as he held a 5.48 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 26:14 K:BB over 44.1 innings. It's possible the finger issue might have been at least partly to blame for his struggles.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Shelved with sprained finger

    The Padres placed Hill on the 15-day injured list Monday with a sprained left ring finger.

    San Diego placed Hill on the IL with the same injury Aug. 2 prior to activating him when the roster expanded from 26 to 28 on Sept. 1, but the veteran southpaw made just three appearances out of the bullpen before suffering an apparent setback. The Padres selected the contract of right-hander Nick Hernandez from Triple-A El Paso to fill Hill's spot in the bullpen.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Reinstated from IL

    The Padres reinstated Hill (finger) from the 15-day injured list Friday.

    A sprained left ring finger sent Hill to the injured list in early August. He looked shaky during his first rehab appearance, coughing up five earned runs in two-thirds of an inning at Single-A, but he managed to regroup and throw a scoreless frame in Triple-A on Wednesday. He'll return to the Padres' bullpen as a depth piece for the final month of the season.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Kicks off rehab assignment

    Hill (finger) started a minor-league rehab assignment with Single-A Lake Elsinore on Friday, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits and no walks while striking out one batter over two-thirds of an inning.

    Hill has been on the injured list since Aug. 2 due to a sprained left ring finger. The southpaw looked rusty in getting lit up in his first rehab outing Friday, and he'll likely need at least another appearance before he's ready to return to the Padres, though his stay in the minors isn't expected to be an extended one, per MLB.com. Hill had been going through a rough patch with San Diego prior to getting hurt, posting a 7.30 ERA, 2.27 WHIP and 5:6 K:BB over 12.1 innings across his previous 14 outings.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Throwing simulated game

    Hill (finger) will throwing a simulated game Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

    Assuming he gets out of the session with no complications, Hill should be cleared to resume a rehab assignment. The left-handed reliever won't require too many rehab appearances before being activated, so a late-August return is on the table.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Not yet throwing off mound

    Padres manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday that Hill (finger) isn't progressing as quickly as hoped and has yet to resume throwing bullpen sessions, MLB.com reports.

    Since landing on the 15-day injured list Aug. 2 with a sprained left ring finger, Hill has been limited to playing catch with tape on his injured digit. Melvin suggested that Hill will soon be able to remove the tape from his finger and start throwing off a mound, but the southpaw is still probably a week or more away from returning from the IL.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Shut down with sprained finger

    The Padres placed Hill on the 15-day injured list Wednesday with a sprained left ring finger.

    Hill presumably picked up the injury during his relief appearance in Tuesday, when he retired one batter while giving up one run on one hit and one walk in a win over the Rockies. The Padres called up Ray Kerr from Triple-A El Paso to give the team another left-handed option in the bullpen while Hill is on the mend.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Effective this spring

    Hill tossed 8.2 innings in Cactus League play, allowing three runs on six hits while posting an 11:3 K:BB.

    Despite his results this spring, Hill has never been much of a strikeout pitcher, and he posted a career-worst 4.7 K/9 last season. The southpaw is locked into a role in the Padres' bullpen, however, and he'll open the campaign as the team's lone lefty reliever not named Josh Hader since Drew Pomeranz (elbow) and Jose Castillo (shoulder) are expected to begin the season on the injured list.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Inks one-year deal

    Hill signed a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Padres on Friday to avoid arbitration, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Hill posted a 3.56 ERA in 2022 but managed just 25 strikeouts over 48 innings and missed some time with a shoulder problem. It's possible the heavy usage over the years in his age-32 season just caught up to him, but the Padres will hope he can return to form in 2023.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Notches win Tuesday

    Hill (3-0) earned the win over San Francisco on Tuesday by striking out the only batter he faced.

    The Padres summoned newly acquired closer Josh Hader in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead, but he melted down and allowed three runs to score. Hill entered with the go-ahead run at second base and struck out Joc Pederson to keep the game tied, and the reliever picked up the victory when Manny Machado launched a walkoff homer in the bottom of the frame. Hill hasn't allowed an earned run in 14 straight starts, though he's notched only six strikeouts over 12.2 innings during that stretch.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Picks up sixth hold Saturday

    Hill earned a hold against Arizona on Saturday, allowing two hits and no walks in one scoreless inning.

    Hill was called upon in the eighth inning as the bridge to closer Taylor Rogers with San Diego nursing a one-run lead. He made things interesting by giving up consecutive one-out singles, but the southpaw was able to get out of danger by inducing an inning-ending double play. Hill picked up five holds across his first 10 outings of the season, but this was his first since May 23 -- a span of 19 games. His strikeout rate has been cut exactly in half to 11.0 percent after he posted a 22.0 percent rate in 2021, and he's posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 26 innings overall this season.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Notches second win

    Hill (2-0) earned the win over Arizona on Tuesday by retiring one batter.

    The game went into extra innings, and Hill was brought in with two outs and two runners on base in the top of the 11th. He began his outing by hitting Josh Rojas with a pitch but got out of the bases-loaded situation by inducing a fielder's-choice groundout. Hill was then credited with the win when San Diego walked off with a victory in the bottom of the frame. The lefty reliever has pitched four straight scoreless outings and has collected five holds along with his pair of wins on the season.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Earns win Sunday

    Hill (1-0) was credited with the win against Milwaukee on Sunday as a result of pitching 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and struck out one batter.

    The game was tied 3-3 when Hill entered in the eighth inning, but Milwaukee had the bases loaded with two outs. Hill retired Jace Peterson to end the threat, then remained in the game for the ninth frame and set down three straight batters following a leadoff single. Hill earned his first win of the campaign when San Diego pulled ahead in the 10th. The left-hander has notched five holds this season while compiling a 5.40 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 5:3 K:BB across 11.2 innings.

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  • Padres' Tim Hill: Reinstated from injured list

    Hill (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list Friday.

    Hill had been sidelined since early May due to shoulder inflammation, but he's been cleared to rejoin the major-league bullpen without a rehab assignment. Over his five appearances prior to his absence, the southpaw allowed seven runs while striking out one in three innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Sylmar, CA
Age: 34
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, L