Dodgers lefty Rich Hill was supposed to start Tuesday’s game against the Rockies but the game was postponed due to rain and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Hill will no longer make his scheduled start on Wednesday due to a recurring blister issue, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Bud Norris will start instead, but manager Dave Roberts expects it to be a “bullpen game.”
Hill came to the Dodgers, along with outfielder Josh Reddick, from the Athletics ahead of the August 1 non-waiver trade deadline. But he didn’t debut with his new team until last Wednesday, spending five weeks on the disabled list with a blister issue. Hill’s blister showed “a little heat and tenderness” after warming up yesterday, per McCullough. There’s still a possibility he could start this weekend.
When he’s been healthy, Hill has been quite effective. In 14 starts with the A’s and one start with the Dodgers, the lefty has a 2.09 ERA and a 93/28 K/BB ratio in 82 innings.