Aaron Hill RUMORS & NEWS

  • Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill’s hand won’t require surgery

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill was expecting to have to make a decision on whether to have surgery on his slow-to-heal left hand but he was given news on Friday that made it a no-brainer. Hill whose fractured hand showed only mild improvement in the first two months after he broke it has somehow mended enough over..." September 29

  • D-backs' Hill to return for road opener vs. Nats

    MLB.com "Arizona will get a big boost to its lineup Tuesday when the club begins a 10-game road trip in Washington. D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said Aaron Hill would be activated from the disabled list after the team's 4-2 loss to the Reds. To make room on the roster for the move Tuesday, Arizona..." June 24

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    Aaron Hill won't see a doctor again about his hand until Monday, manager Kirk Gibson said. It's been healing slowly.

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    Not the best news today on Aaron Hill, who visited doctor for his broken hand. Hasn't healed enough to start exercises. Still no timetable.

  • Diamondbacks place Aaron Hill on disabled list

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed infielder Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand and reinstated infielder Didi Gregorius from the 15-day disabled list. Hill, 31, is hitting .306 (11-for-36) with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 RBI in 10 games with Arizona this season...." April 16

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    Aaron Hill back in starting lineup for #Dbacks. Cody Ross makes his first start of season. #Dodgers

  • Aaron Hill sits out

    Arizona Republic "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..." April 11

  • Life has given Arizona Diamondbacks’ Aaron Hill much, and he eagerly gives back

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill had been given the key to the city. He had listened to all the wonderful things said about him and said a few words himself. Now it was time for the unveiling. Several players from Parker Little League picked up ropes that were lying on the ground, pulled and the gray cloth dropped..." March 26

  • Aaron Hill: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

    AZ Snake Pit "On August 23, 2011, before the waiver portion of the trade deadline had passed, Aaron Hill was dealt from the Blue Jays to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Kelly Johnson. It was something of a challenge trade, with two disappointing second basemen who had been productive in the past swapped for..." February 21

  • Diamondbacks Sign Hill To Three-Year, $35 Million Contract Extension

    Venom Strikes "The Arizona Diamondbacks signed second baseman Aaron Hill to a three-year contract extension worth $35 million on Friday. Hill will make $5.5 million this season as he completes his original two-year, $11 million deal. The contract extension will cover the years 2014-2016. Hill is coming off..." February 10

  • Diamondbacks agree to 3-year, $35 million extension with Aaron Hill

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks locked down a player who has quickly become a key part of their franchise, reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $35 million deal with second baseman Aaron Hill. The deal, first reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney, will cover the 2014-2016 seasons. Hill will earn $5.5 million this..." February 08

  • Diamondbacks interested in extending Aaron Hill

    Arizona Republic "J.J. Putz has said he wants to finish his career with the Diamondbacks. The deal he agreed to on Monday may or may not take him that far, but it will at least get him one year closer. Putz, whose $6.5 million option for 2013 was exercised in October, agreed to a $7 million extension for 2014,..." January 15

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill blasts walk-off three-run home run in win over Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "Recap: For the second consecutive night, the Diamondbacks couldn't hold a late lead against the Colorado Rockies. But unlike Monday's loss, the Diamondbacks had the final comeback of the game with Aaron Hill delivering a first-pitch three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-3 win in..." October 03

  • Aaron Hill's 3-run homer lifts Arizona Diamondbacks past Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "Miguel Montero loaded up his equipment bag, slung it over his shoulder and started shaking hands on his way out the door. "That's what happens when you go 4 for 5," backup catcher Wil Nieves said, referring to his day at the plate. "They trade the other catcher." Of course, Montero isn't..." September 24

  • Aaron Hill leads Arizona Diamondbacks to a sweep of the Houston Astros

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks' weekend at Minute Maid Park had the feel of an early-season non-conference game for a highly ranked college football team. If they won, well, that's what they were supposed to do. If they lost, it would have calamity written all over it. They didn't lose -- not once in three..." August 20

  • Rangers cut deal with Arizona to help Darvish, Aaron Hill

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Rangers on Monday entered in an agreement with Arizona of the National League to help each club place a player on the All-Star teams. Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish and Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill are among five candidates for the final roster spot on each league's..." July 03

  • Aaron Hill hits for second cycle in win

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill just sort of smiled meekly and paused for a second. He didn't seem to know what to say. It wasn't that he was stunned by his own accomplishment. It was just that the accomplishment, as rare and historic as it might have been, was outweighed in his mind by something his team hopes to..." June 30

  • Aaron Hill For The All-Star Game?

    AZ Snake Pit "On Saturday, we ran the rule over the leading contenders for Arizona participants in the upcoming All-Star Game, and the poll at that point - which didn't even include Aaron Hill - was won handily by Wade Miley, with 59% of the votes. However, in the Seattle series, Hill went 8-for-12 with three..." June 21

  • Aaron Hill's cycle leads Arizona Diamondbacks past Seattle Mariners

    Arizona Republic "Aaron Hill wasn't about to lie. Of course he knew when he strode to the plate Monday night in the seventh inning that he was just a home run away from hitting for the cycle aganst the Seattle Mariners. But there was just one problem. "I don't think I've ever tried to hit a homer before," the..." June 19

  • Aaron Hill feels at home

    Arizona Republic "Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill bounded out of the batting cage Saturday and seamlessly picked up a conversation with teammate Stephen Drew right where it had left off. A couple days earlier, it was Hill and Willie Bloomquist, the two alternating wise cracks with turns in the cage. Hill..." March 04

  • Arizona Diamondbacks complete slew of transactions

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks made several transactions Monday, according to General Manager Kevin Towers. Arizona exercised the mutual options on catcher Henry Blanco and infielder Willie Bloomquist, and declined the options on left-handed pitcher Zach Duke and infielder Aaron Hill." November 01

  • Bloomquist joins Duke, Hill as free agents

    MLB.com "The D-backs exercised their side of mutual 2012 contract options on infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist and catcher Henry Blanco on Monday, while declining club options on second baseman Aaron Hill and pitcher Zach Duke. Bloomquist declined his end of the $1.1 million option and therefore..." October 31

  • Change of scenery has Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill in first postseason

    Arizona Republic "It's not surprising Aaron Hill was one of the first players in the Diamondbacks clubhouse Thursday morning. The second baseman had never climbed on a bus that was taking a team to a Major League Baseball postseason game before. The team boarded a flight in the afternoon and headed for Milwaukee,..." September 30

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill making impact with new club

    Arizona Republic "Everyone seems to have a theory about Aaron Hill, about how the second baseman has gone from being one of baseball's least productive hitters to a suddenly resurgent one since joining the Diamondbacks. There are those who point to him benefiting from a change in philosophy, going from a club in..." September 09

  • Doling out credit; strength of schedule; Hill's numbers; interleague in 2012; & other stuff

    Arizona Republic "FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal had an interesting note in his column yesterday in which he discussed which GM deserves credit for the 2011 Diamondbacks, a club that's been shaped in some ways by four different GMs – and, as Rosenthal notes, by a former scouting director who has been taking some credit..." September 07

  • John McDonald, Aaron Hill's debuts with Arizona Diamondbacks no surprise to Lyle Overbay, Ryan Roberts

    Arizona Republic "The driving factor for Tuesday's trade with the Toronto Blue Jays was infield defense, and those who are overly familiar with the two players the Diamondbacks acquired weren't at all surprised by what they saw in the duo's first game Wednesday. "They've got really good range," first baseman..." August 26

  • As press conferences go, this was a weird one

    Toronto Sun "As post-trade press conferences go, it was the weirdest we have ever seen. How many have we seen? One hundred, 200? There at the podium Monday afternoon was Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulous flanked by Aaron Hill and John McDonald. Usually players don't want to be within a..." August 24

  • The curious downfall of Aaron Hill

    Toronto Sun "Back near the corner of the Blue Jays lush clubhouse is where Aaron Hill used to sit, his locker not far from Vernon Wells. Not that long ago, they weren't just the future or the players to build around, they represented the present. They were the talent, the leaders, the known commodities, the..." August 24

  • Arizona sends Johnson to Toronto for Hill, McDonald

    MLB.com "Second baseman Aaron Hill and infielder John McDonald, two popular long-time Blue Jays, were escorted out the door on Tuesday in a trade to the Arizona Diamondbacks for second baseman Kelly Johnson. "Obviously, I know from the fans this will be a tough one," general manager Alex Anthopoulos..." August 24

  • Diamondbacks trade Kelly Johnson to Toronto for Aaron Hill

    ArizonaSports.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks made a move Tuesday, as Sports 620 KTAR's John Gambadoro reports the D-backs are sending Kelly Johnson to Toronto for shortstop John McDonald and second baseman Aaron Hill. Johnson has struggled in his second season with the Diamondbacks, posting a .209 average with 18..." August 23

  • UpHill climb for Jays second baseman to return in 2012

    Toronto Star "Wasn't it just four years ago that the Jays signed what was one of the brightest young talents in baseball, Aaron Hill, to a creative four-year contract, plus three option years that would carry him well into his free-agency eligibility? The unique concept of the deal was put together by rising..." August 17

  • Up-Hill battle

    Toronto Sun "It has been a rough season for Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill, who got the day off Saturday. In 2009, Hill hit .286 with 36 home runs and 108 RBIs and was the starting second baseman at the all-star game. Last season his average dipped to just .205 but he maintained his power stroke with..." August 14

  • The future of Aaron Hill with the Toronto Blue Jays

    Bleacher Report "Dare I say the worst thing that ever happened to Aaron Hill was the 2009 season? Yeah, the season when he won the Silver Slugger Award and was considered one of the best young second baseman in the league. But what exactly was the worse "thing" that happened to Hill that year was the 36 home..." August 01

  • Jays lose again, but getting healthier

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays wrap up a four-game set with the Tigers Monday night with what could be their first fully healthy lineup since opening day. Adam Lind, who missed Sunday's 5-2 loss to Detroit with lower back pains, expects to play Monday. Lind's presence, combined with the return from injury of..." May 09

  • Bautista, Hill make return for Jays as Lind sits out with back pain

    Toronto Sun "Aaron Hill is back. Ditto for Jose Bautista. Adam Lind? Well, what does the Meatloaf song say -- Two Out of Three Ain't Bad. While the top two mentioned players were back in the Blue Jays lineup Sunday from various ailments -- a hamstring issue that put Hill on the DL, a stiff neck..." May 09

  • Jays activate Hill; Bautista on pace to return Sunday

    Toronto Star "The Jays will assess slugger Jose Bautista Sunday morning before determining if he is sound enough to return to the lineup. Bautista, who has missed the last six games with a stiff neck, took hitting practice in the hitting cages and ran on the field Saturday to test himself against his..." May 08

  • Hill off DL, Bautista on track for Sunday

    MLB.com "Aaron Hill was activated from the disabled list following Saturday's night's game and will be available to play Sunday. Hill -- who has missed the last 16 games with a sore right hamstring -- flew back to Toronto Saturday from Florida, where he had been on a rehab assignment with Class A..." May 08

  • Aaron Hill nearly healthy enough to come off DL

    Toronto Sun "It was a bit of an old boys reunion Tuesday as the Blue Jays arrived at the clubhouse for the series opener against Tampa Bay. Jesse Carlson, Dustin McGowan and Aaron Hill all made the short trip from Dunedin to visit. Only Hill is expected to be seen in a Jays uniform soon. "Unless there's any..." May 04

  • Jays place Aaron Hill on DL

    The Globe and Mail "The Toronto Blue Jays have placed second baseman Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list. Hill has been trying to work through a sore right hamstring that he initially injured in a game against the New York Yankees on April 19th. Needing to fill a spot on the roster for Tuesday's game against..." April 25

  • Aaron Hill day-to-day with nagging hamstring injury

    The Globe and Mail "The nagging hamstring issue that plagued Aaron Hill over the course of the season last year will keep him out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees. And it remains unclear when the second baseman will be able to return to the club. Hill said the injury, to his right..." April 21

  • Aaron Hill exits game with right hamstring tightness

    MLB.com "Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill left Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning with tightness in his right hamstring after stealing second base. It was his team-leading sixth steal of the season. He was replaced by John McDonald who ran for him and went to second base." April 20

  • Blue Jays success hinges on Aaron Hill

    The Globe and Mail "Aaron Hill took the field Tuesday afternoon with one final admonishment in his ears – this one from general manager Alex Anthopoulos. In two words: "Go easy." Judging from Hill's demeanour, following the Toronto Blue Jays brain trust's orders to the max hurt more than the tight right quadriceps..." March 23

  • Blue Jays' lineup takes shape with Hill's return

    MLB.com "Aaron Hill made his long-awaited return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Tuesday afternoon in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies. Hill went 0-for-3 while playing six innings at second base. The 28-year-old missed the first 21 games of the Grapefruit League season because of tightness in his right quadriceps..." March 23

  • Jays taking it easy with Hill

    Toronto Sun "Second baseman Aaron Hill played in his first regular scheduled spring-training game Tuesday but there's still some concern that he may not be ready for the start of the season. That downer came from Hill, who has been hobbled by a right quad injury. "It was good to get out there and see..." March 23

  • Jays' Hill aims for Tuesday return in 'A' game

    Toronto Sun "Tuesday is now the target date for second baseman Aaron Hill to make his first start in a spring-training 'A' game. Manager John Farrell said that Hill will continue to get his at-bats in minor-league games with the understanding that he not bolt out of the batter's box and re-injure his quad..." March 19

  • Hill's progress slow, but sure

    Toronto Sun "Not all the news this day was doom and gloom as second baseman Aaron Hill went through his running and hitting drills without a hitch and is ready to take the next step which is an appearance Wednesday in a minor-league game. Hill, who has been bothered by a right quad injury, has yet to appear..." March 16

  • Hill's debut brief, productive

    Toronto Sun "On a back field at the Phillies' spring complex, Aaron Hill dipped his big toe into the waters of spring training, more than satisfied with the result. Still recovering from a mild quad strain in his right leg, Hill led off the first and second innings and played second base for half an inning..." March 03

  • Hill making progress on road to recovery

    Toronto Star "For injured second baseman Aaron Hill, it was a short drive to Clearwater on Wednesday, but a long step towards a full return to health. Suffering from a strained right quadriceps since early in training camp, Hill batted leadoff in each of the first two innings of a B Game vs. the Phillies,..." March 03

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