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Aaron Hill out 4-6 weeks with broken hand, Diamondbacks call up Didi Gregorius

Apr 16, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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Aaron Hill got hit on the left hand by a pitch on April 9, but X-rays came back negative and he made a pair of pinch-hitting appearances on April 13 and April 14. He even delivered an RBI double in one of them.

But apparently he was doing that with a broken hand, which finally got him placed him on the disabled list today as the Diamondbacks called up shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius to replace him on the roster.

Gregorius was acquired from the Reds as part of the three-team trade that sent Trevor Bauer to the Indians. He was off to a fast start at Triple-A, hitting .387 in seven games after missing much of spring training with an elbow injury of his own.

Kirk Gibson told Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

  1. yahmule - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    The Diamondbacks are starting to piss me off.

    • GoneYickitty - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      Yeah, what a bunch of wussies … won’t even play with broken bones.

      • tuberippin - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        Kirk Gibson was displeased with Hill’s refusal to play gritty, so they placed the 2B on the DL.

      • yahmule - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        More about being so incompetent they make their athletes play with broken bones.

  2. dowhatifeellike - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    That’s a great football name, what is Didi doing playing baseball?

  3. tfbuckfutter - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I’d have to check the rule book…..but are you really allowed to put an entire Funk band at Shortstop?

    Seems unfair.

  4. djjackson81 - Apr 16, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    DiDi batting .387 in the minors with stud defensive range will fill in just fine. Isn’t Hills fault a Pittsburge pitcher hit by pitch in his hand.

    • yahmule - Apr 16, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Isn’t his fault the trainers in AZ can’t differentiate between pain and real injury, either.

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