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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.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.