D-backs’ 2B Aaron Hill out 4-6 weeks
Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill is expected to
miss from four to six weeks because of a broken left hand.
The Diamondbacks put Hill on the 15-day disabled list before
Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees. Infielder Didi
Gregorius came off the DL to take Hill’s place.
Martin Prado started at second base in the series opener at
Hill was hit in the hand by a pitch from Pittsburgh’s James
McDonald a week ago. He made his first start since the injury on
Sunday, and left in the fourth inning with soreness.
Hill is batting .306 with two home runs and six RBIs.
Gregorius made his major league debut last year with Cincinnati
and was acquired in an offseason trade. He’s been slowed by a sore
elbow this year.