Antonio Bastardo

Plans for Rich Hill's debut with Dodgers change again

Plans for Rich Hill's debut with Dodgers change again

The debut of left-hander Rich Hill, acquired in an Aug. 1 deal from Oakland, was delayed for a third time because of blisters on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

Hill was originally scheduled to start Aug. 7 against Boston, but a second blister pushed him back to Friday against Pittsburgh. The Dodgers then changed course, deciding Hill would make a rehabilitation start for triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday night and pitch for the Dodgers in Cincinnati on Friday.

Another audible was called Sunday, when Hill threw what Manager Dave Roberts called “an aggressive, 37-pitch bullpen.” Hill will travel to Arizona, where the dry air is less...

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