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Rich Hill goes on injured list with elbow tightness; MRI on Thursday

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Dodgers starter Rich Hill left Wednesday night’s start against the Giants with left forearm discomfort. He managed only one inning and was removed when something wasn’t right while warming up for the second.

Hill, who said after the game that he’s had elbow tightness in his two previous starts, does not think it’s serious, but there’s no telling until after the scan, of course.

Despite losing Hill, the Dodgers went on to win easily last night. They were likewise without him early in the season and weathered that just fine too. Given the easy go of it Los Angeles is having in the NL West this year, the priority will undoubtedly be doing whatever they can to make sure Hill is healthy late in the season rather than err on the side of riskiness with his health in June.

Zack Wheeler headed to IL due to shoulder fatigue

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Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.

As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.

Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.