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Aaron Hill healing slower than expected

May 3, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

Aaron Hill

Diamondback second baseman Aaron Hill is progressing slower than many, including GM Kevin Towers, expected, tweets Nick Piecoro. Hill suffered a fractured left hand on April 9 against the Pirates. Initial estimates had Hill missing 4-6 weeks which put him on track for a mid-May return, but Towers says even a late May return would be a best-case scenario for Hill.

Hill was off to a hot start, hitting .306 with two home runs in 42 plate appearances after slugging 26 homers in 2012. In his absence, the Diamondbacks have used Cliff Pennington, Josh Wilson, and Martin Prado at second base.

  1. chacochicken - May 4, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    You know what slow healing means in AZ, right? No will to win, lacking in the scrappiness fiber, the absence of true grit. He’ll probably be traded at the deadline for a short stop and reliever.

  2. flamethrower101 - May 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Why didn’t Kirk just tell him to play through it? That’s the sign of a true grinder? That’s why they traded J. Upton right? Except for the fact that he’s leading the world in homers that trade worked out great!

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