The Dodgers announced on Tuesday that starter Rich Hill has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Pitcher Grant Dayton was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to create room on the roster for Hill.
Hill, 37, went on the disabled list after his April 16 start against the Diamondbacks due to a blister. The lefty was plagued by blister issues last season as well. Hill gave up three runs across in eight innings in his only two starts this season.
Hill will oppose the Giants’ Ty Blach in Tuesday night’s game in San Francisco.
Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.
Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”
It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.
Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.