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With Overton down, A’s are going to need a Sunday starter; they say Rich Hill won’t be ready to go by then

With Overton down, A’s are going to need a Sunday starter; they say Rich Hill won’t be ready to go by then

The A’s sent down Tuesday’s starter, Dillon Overton, to get infielder Arismendy Alcantara back, and immediately gave him Wednesday’s start at second base. The A’s needed the depth in the infield with Tyler Ladendorf having been sent down Tuesday, but… Continue Reading → The post With Overton down, A’s are going to need a Sunday starter; they say Rich Hill won’t be ready to go by then appeared first on Inside the As.
Athletics Nation Jul 20, 2016

Oakland A’s call up Arismendy Alcantara, option Dillon Overton

Rich Hill will have to be ready to go by Sunday, or he could be a candidate for the disabled list. The Oakland A’s called up utility man Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville ahead of Wednesday’s contest against the Houston Astros, sending down Tuesday starter Dillon Overton to make room on the 25-man roster. The A’s played without a backup middle infielder on Tuesday after optioning Tyler Ladendorf to make room for Overton to start. The A’s will need a fifth starter on Sunday, with the A’s hoping that Hill will be recovered from his blister issue by then (via Susan Slusser,...
A’s playing waiting game with Rich Hill; pickle juice to the rescue?

A’s playing waiting game with Rich Hill; pickle juice to the rescue?

The A’s are continuing to play the waiting game with Rich Hill and the blister on his finger that caused him to exit Sunday’s start after just five pitches. “It’s too early to tell,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday… Continue Reading → The post A’s playing waiting game with Rich Hill; pickle juice to the rescue? appeared first on Inside the As.
The Republican Jul 18, 2016
Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Athletics wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill (report)

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Athletics wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill (report)

Rich Hill, who posted a 1.55 ERA in four starts during September for the Boston Red Sox last year, is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts this year for the Athletics.
Athletics Nation Jul 18, 2016

The Daily Bernie, 7/18/16: Rough Sunday for Oakland A’s

The A’s couldn’t get anything to break right for them on Sunday, as Rich Hill aggravated his blister once again, and the Yankees and Rangers remain at the forefront of deadline rumors, among other news. Welcome back to the Daily Bernie! After a promising start to the second half on Friday and Saturday, nothing would go the A’s way on Sunday. Still, it’s the best dance in the game, so let’s get rolling once more! Athletics lefty and top trade candidate Rich Hill was removed only five pitches into his Sunday start when his blister started acting up again. Hill had originally been...
Over the Monster Jul 18, 2016

Athletics wanted Anderson Espinoza for Rich Hill

That's a lot to give up for a rental arm with a lot of miles on it. Red Sox fans have always known it would take a lot to pry a good pitcher away from his team in this sellers' market, but I don't think anyone quite realized asking prices had gotten this far out of hand. According to Buster Olney, when the Red Sox called the Athletics asking about the price to rent Rich Hill for a few months, they got quite the initial response: Addendum on OAK-BOS talks on Rich Hill: OAK asked for Espinoza, Red Sox said no, Oakland then made a different proposal w/out Espinoza. — Buster Olney...
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2016

Game #92: A's vs. Blue Jays

Today is likely Rich Hill's (9-3, 2.25) last start in an A's uniform, so enjoy it while you can. I'm very, very sure that he's out the door within the next five days, but he'll have the opportunity to leave us with a sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, and that would be pretty dang cool. J.A. Happ (12-3, 3.36), the other weirdly effective old dude reclamation project of the offseason, will be going for the Jays. He's significantly less aesthetically awesome than Hill, but he's still pretty good, so this has the potential to be a pretty decent pitcher's duel. Or we could score a billion runs....
The pain of it all: Rich Hill sidelined by blister, replacement Andrew Triggs takes liner off leg, so Sean Manaea in for A’s

The pain of it all: Rich Hill sidelined by blister, replacement Andrew Triggs takes liner off leg, so Sean Manaea in for A’s

The curious saga of Rich Hill took a strange twist Sunday when he was lifted from his start against the Blue Jays after having thrown just five pitches. The A’s had held Hill out of a scheduled start Friday because… Continue Reading → The post The pain of it all: Rich Hill sidelined by blister, replacement Andrew Triggs takes liner off leg, so Sean Manaea in for A’s appeared first on Inside the As.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 17, 2016

A's lefty Rich Hill out after five pitches -- blister

Oakland A’s pitcher Rich Hill was being heavily scouted by other teams, as he has attracted some interest before the August 1 trade deadline.
Rich Hill isn’t pulling a Scott Kazmir, at least not yet

Rich Hill isn’t pulling a Scott Kazmir, at least not yet

It was 51 weeks ago on a Thursday afternoon that media coming into the A’s clubhouse before an afternoon game against the Blue Jays were treated to the odd sight of Scott Kazmir sitting in street clothes in the office… Continue Reading → The post Rich Hill isn’t pulling a Scott Kazmir, at least not yet appeared first on Inside the As.
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2016

Oakland A’s Rich Hill exits game after 5 pitches with apparent blister issue

Rich Hill becomes the first A’s pitcher since at least 1913 to face no batters in a starting assignment. It appears Rich Hill’s issues with a blister on his right middle finger are not over. The A’s ace pitcher was removed after Hill looked at his hand releasing his fifth pitch of his outing. Hill was originally slated to start on Friday and the blister pushed his start out to Sunday. Many scouts were on hand to watch Hill on Sunday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, with the impending free agent expected to garner a high price by the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade...
Rich Hill comes full circle in start against Blue Jays

Rich Hill comes full circle in start against Blue Jays

You could say the game that turned it around for Rich Hill was a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays last year in Toronto on Sept. 20. Then he was just a guy fresh out of the independent leagues, lucky… Continue Reading → The post Rich Hill comes full circle in start against Blue Jays appeared first on Inside the As.
San Jose Mercury News Jul 14, 2016

A's second-half preview: Is roster shakeup inevitable?

Lefty Rich Hill most attractive player Oakland A’s have to offer, but where do Reddick, Valencia and others stand with non-contending club?
Athletics Nation Jul 14, 2016

Oakland A’s injury: Top trade target Rich Hill scratched from start with blister

The Oakland A’s are taking no chances with the MLB trade deadline’s top pitcher. Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Rich Hill will not make Friday’s start against the Toronto Blue Jays (via Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle) due to a blister. Daniel Mengden will start Friday, followed by Sonny Gray on Saturday. Hill could return on Sunday, but that has not been announced yet. The obvious trade conspiracy theories have been bandied about on Twitter, but believe it or not pitchers get blisters without regard to their likelihood of being traded. Told #Athletics’ Hill has...
Athletics Nation Jul 14, 2016

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Every Rich Hill rumor in one place

From top prospect to minor league filler to ace, Rich Hill’s career has certainly been a wild ride. Now, as the trade deadline’s top commodity, where will he end up? Fourteen years ago, in the fourth round of the 2002 Major League draft, the Chicago Cubs selected a 22 year-old southpaw by the name of Rich Hill. From the very beginning, the lefty was known for his wicked curveball and high strikeout totals. A top prospect, he debuted with the Cubs in 2005, settled into their rotation in 2006, and made 32 solid starts in 2007. It all went south from there. Hill couldn’t find the strike...

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