Rich Hill unlikely to make his next start due to a blister

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Athletics starter Rich Hill is doubtful to make his next scheduled start on Sunday, MLB.com’s Jane Lee reports. The lefty is still bothered by a blister on his pitching hand.

Hill was scheduled to start last Sunday as well, but Andrew Triggs pitched the first inning against the Blue Jays instead before Sean Manaea took over for five innings. Hill hasn’t officially faced a batter since July 7.

The Athletics have been receiving some trade interest in Hill, so the blister could dampen their trade deadline activity. The Marlins, Red Sox, Royals, Orioles, and Blue Jays have reportedly shown interest in Hill within the last two weeks. As the Red Sox recently acquired Drew Pomeranz from the Padres, the club may no longer want to reacquaint themselves with Hill.