Rich Hill had a fantastic year last year. But he missed a whole bunch of it too — from July 17 until August 24 — thanks to a severe blister problem on his pitching hand. So it’s certainly scary news for Dodgers fans to hear that Hill has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a blister once again.
The move is retroactive to yesterday, meaning that Hill is eligible to return from the April 16, but given what happened last year no one should bet on it. In the meantime, it appears as though Alex Wood will take Hill’s rotation spot.
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.
The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.
Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.
The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.
Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.