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Rich Hill
2.25 9-3 90
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 290.38
Position: SPBorn: 3/11/1980 Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 4th Round by Cubs (2002)

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July 21 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Hill, removed five pitches into his last start on Sunday after a blister on his left middle finger burst, is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the next open spot in the A's rotation with Dillon Overton's demotion, manager Bob Melvin said.
Analysis: Teams are certainly eager to see how Hill responds to this latest setback. The left-hander had emerged as one of the most sought-after commodities as the trade deadline approaches, notching 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA prior to Sunday.
July 20 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Hill's status remains in limbo because of a blister on the middle finger of his left hand. Hill left his most recent start Sunday after throwing just five pitches.
Analysis: Hill, who has emerged as one of the most sought-after commodities as the trade deadline approaches, had notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA prior to Sunday.
July 14 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Hill's start Friday was pushed back due to a blister on the middle finger of his left hand, and he gave it a go Sunday but was pulled after five pitches when the blister popped.
Analysis: It was unfortunate timing because Hill has been a subject of trade rumors and there were about a dozen major league scouts in attendance to watch the left-hander. Hill had previously notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA, striking out 71 over 63 innings. It's unclear when his next start will come, though Hill said he'll need at least three or four days to heal.
July 7 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET22:48 ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST10:18 PM VEN6:48 UAE (+1)9:48 PM CT-Hill drove up his trade value even higher with another strong outing Thursday in a 3-1 win at Houston. He allowed one run and three hits over six innings with a season high-tying 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Hill, whose name has been thrown around in trade rumors with Oakland not contending, has notched 10 straight quality starts with a 1.86 ERA. He's struck out 71 over 63 innings in those games.
July 3 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Hill came off the disabled list to strike out six while pitching four-hit ball over six innings in his first outing since May 29 after being sidelined with a strained left groin in the A's 4-2, 10-inning loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: He had a five-start winning streak since losing May 1 to Houston.
June 9 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Hill, on the disabled list since May 30 with a strained left groin, is scheduled to start Saturday against the Pirates.
Analysis: Hill is 8-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 11 starts. He was the AL Pitcher of the Month for May.
June 9 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Hill will miss his scheduled start Saturday against the Reds after having trouble with his groin strain during a bullpen session.
Analysis: Manager Bob Melvin said Hill going on the disabled list is a possibility. Hill has been Oakland's best starter with an 8-3 record and 2.25 ERA.
May 24 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Hill won his fourth consecutive start Monday, registering a 5-0 victory in Seattle.
Analysis: Hill (7-3, 2.18 ERA) scattered eight hits, walked none and fanned six in a season-high eight innings. He has a 1.75 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP during his win streak.
May 14 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Hill picked up his fifth win of the season after working six innings at Tampa Bay on Friday.
Analysis: Oakland's lone consistent starter so far this season, Hill allowed three runs and struck out seven to improve to 5-3 in eight starts. He ranks among the AL leaders with 53 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings.
May 2 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Hill again pitched well for Oakland, holding Houston to two runs and two hits through six innings in Sunday's 2-1 loss.
Analysis: Hill's four strikeouts were a little disappointing after he racked up 34 over his previous four starts, but his owners can't complain about his 2.53 ERA and 41 K's this season.
Apr. 27 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Hill tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday at Detroit to win his second straight start.
Analysis: The journeyman lefty allowed just four hits and struck out eight. Hill has shown to be a good offseason pickup for the A's so far, as he's 3-2 with a 2.42 ERA in five starts and has fanned 37 in 26 innings.
Apr. 22 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Hill allowed two runs - one earned - and three hits over six innings of Thursday's 7-3 win at Yankee Stadium. He also had 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Hill has struggled at home, but he's 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts in two road outings.

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