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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.

Mets are interested in Rick Porcello

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Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.

Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.

There are far worse bounceback candidates.