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Dodgers will skip Rich Hill's next start out of precaution

Dodgers will skip Rich Hill's next start out of precaution

The Dodgers will skip Rich Hill’s spot in thestarting rotation Sunday and turn to Brandon McCarthy instead. Hill, the 36-year-old left-hander acquired Aug. 1 from Oakland, will start Oct. 1 or 2 in San Francisco, during the season’s final series.

Manager Dave Roberts had hinted for several days that the decision might be made. He said Saturday that the decision was made out of precaution and not because Hill has a new issue with finger blisters.

“It’s just about giving us the best opportunity to get him ready,” Roberts said. “We’ve put ourselves in the position that we have...

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