While the Diamondbacks were busy trouncing the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-2 on Wednesday, one player missing out on the hit parade was second baseman Aaron Hill.

Hill sat out the game after getting hit in the left hand by a pitch from Pirates starter James McDonald in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday. Hill stayed in the game and X-rays on the hand came back negative, but manager Kirk Gibson chose to start Josh Wilson at second Wednesday.

“It’s the smart thing to do,” Gibson said. “It’s pretty sore, and we’ve been kind of looking to give guys days off.”

Gibson said Hill could be back in the lineup for the Diamondbacks’ next game, Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I’d like to be in there every day,” said Hill, who described the injury as a bone bruise. “But if you don’t feel like you can do something you’re supposed to do, it’s probably not a good idea to be in there.

“We’ll have to give it a day, get some treatment and do whatever you can do. I’ll be back in there on Friday.”

Outfielder Jason Kubel also missed Wednesday’s game. Gibson said Kubel has been dealing with leg issues, while Kubel opted to call it “just little things popping up here and there.”

With the Dodgers starting left-hander Clayton Kershaw on Friday, Kubel likely won’t be in the starting lineup, but Gibson said he is expected to be available as a reserve.