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Angels acquire Rich Hill from Red Sox

Jul 1, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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Rich Hill has spent all season at Triple-A and now the Red Sox have traded him for cash considerations the Angels, who immediately called up the left-handed reliever.

Control problems have plagued Hill and his 6.28 ERA for the Indians last season was very ugly, but he racked up 51 strikeouts in 39 innings and held left-handed hitters to a .238 batting average.

This season at Triple-A for the Red Sox he posted a 3.23 ERA and 45/17 K/BB ratio in 39 innings, holding opponents to a .206 batting average and zero homers. In other words, if Hill throws strikes he’s capable of being a very useful middle reliever or southpaw specialist for the Angels.

Earlier this afternoon Boston dumped another left-hander, releasing veteran Chris Capuano.

  1. misterschmo - Jul 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Who is this Cash Considerations guy from the Angels? I was hoping for some A ball hotshot, but I don’t see him listed anywhere in the Angel minors.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 1, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      Cash considerations is the norm in this type of transaction, rather than the next Norm Cash.

  2. mauijim3 - Jul 1, 2014 at 9:14 PM

    And he seems to fit right in with the Halos bullpen from the start. Three batters, all reach base. Sigh.

  3. theskinsman - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Best of luck to him. Um, could the Bosox consider someone who can hit the damn ball?

  4. jaywp388 - Jul 6, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Maybe they can take that cash and buy Babe Ruth back from the yankees

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