Dodgers Ink Pitcher Rich Hill

Dodgers Press Release

Dodgers: Rich Hill

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced the signing of free agent left-handed pitcher Rich Hill to a three-year contract.

Hill, 36, was originally acquired by the Dodgers in a five-player trade with the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 and went 3-2 with a 1.83 ERA in six starts with Los Angeles. In three postseason starts for the Dodgers, he posted a 1-1 record with a 3.46 ERA (5 ER/13.0 IP), including firing 6.0 scoreless innings to pick up the win in NLCS Game 3 vs. the Cubs.

Overall, Hill went 12-5 with a 2.12 ERA in 20 starts with Los Angeles and Oakland last year, ranking among the Majors’ best (min. 100.0 IP) in ERA (2nd, behind only Clayton Kershaw, 1.69), opponents’ batting average (.195, 3rd) and WHIP (1.00, 5th) despite being limited by a blister and groin injury.

Hill has a 38-28 career record with a 4.10 ERA in 221 games (94 starts) in 12 MLB seasons with the Cubs (2005-08), Orioles (2009), Red Sox (2010-12, ‘15), Indians (2012), Angels (2014), Yankees (2014), Athletics (2016) and Dodgers (2016) after being selected in the fourth round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Michigan.

The Dodgers have 40 players on their 40-man roster.




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