Rich Hill is on the Dodgers’ active roster. Finally.
The Dodgers activated the left-hander from the 15-day disabled list, as expected, so he can make his scheduled start tonight against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Hill has seen his debut performance delayed several times because of a lingering finger blister. Now, 23 days after he was acquired from the Oakland A’s in a deadline-day trade, Hill has been cleared to take the mound in a major league game.
Hill hasn’t appeared in a major league game since July 7, when he won his ninth game of the year for the Oakland A’s. He is 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA this season.
To make room for Hill on the active roster, Rob Segedin was placed on the paternity list. Players can stay on the list for up to three days, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Segedin will return tomorrow. His wife, Robin, gave birth to the couple’s first child late last night in the Los Angeles area.
That means the Dodgers will have to make another corresponding roster move tomorrow. They’ve made a transaction of some kind in 16 of 24 days already this month.
Here’s more from Roberts on Segedin: