Dodgers Activate Rich Hill, Option Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City

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The Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon reinstated left-handed pitcher Rich Hill from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Hill had missed nearly three weeks due to complications resulting from a broken fingernail on his throwing hand.

The 38-year-old southpaw will make his fourth start of the season in Tuesday’s opener against the Diamondbacks and his first start since April 14, after missing the last 18 games. He has gone 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA (10 ER/15.0 IP) and has struck out 16 batters against seven walks in three starts this year.

Stewart, 26, last pitched on May 6 against the Padres in Monterrey, Mexico, where he gave up one hit in an inning of relief. In two relief appearances with the Dodgers this season, he has allowed one run in 2.2 innings (3.38 ERA) and has struck out three against one walk.

By far, Stewart has been the most traveled Dodger on the 25-man roster carousel so far this season.

(Lauren Douglas provided the majority of information furnished in this report)


2 thoughts on “Dodgers Activate Rich Hill, Option Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City

  1. The way Dodger management has been jerking Stewart around this season is shameful. If I were him, I’d be screaming at the top of my lungs for a trade just so I’ll have a legitimate chance to start on a regular basis somewhere. Potential late-bloomer in this guy and yet they prefer to throw Striping into the rotation instead even through he hasn’t been stretched out at all dating back to last year, ugh! Wouldn’t it be ironic if Hill gets lit up tonight and is later found out his finger problem was merely the “tip” (PUN intended) of the iceberg? Hope Brock’s racking up those frequent flyer mile perks in the meantime…

    1. It’s revolving door that will continue to whirl the rest of the season. We are still over a month away from the beginning of summer. Roster moves? We are in for a lot of you ain’t seen nothing yet.

      Stewart needs to work on lowering his WHIP rate. Get it under 1 at AAA. He isn’t done here. He remains a top option for help later.

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