LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated left-handed pitcher Rich Hill from the 15-day disabled list and placed infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin on the paternity list.
Hill, 36, will be making his Dodger debut tonight after being acquired on Aug. 1 from Oakland, where he had a 9-3 record with a 2.25 ERA in 14 starts, while limiting opposing hitters to a .201 batting average with a 1.09 WHIP. At the time of the trade, Hill led the American League (min. 75.0 IP) in ERA and home runs allowed per 9.0 innings (0.24, 2 HR/76.0IP), while ranking among the league's best in opponents' average (2nd), WHIP (9th) and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (10.66, 90 SO/76.0 IP). Prior to going on the disabled list on July 30 (retroactive to July 18) with a blister on his pitching hand, Hill had been unbeaten in his previous eight starts from May 7-July 17, going 6-0 with a 2.05 ERA (10 ER/44.0 IP) and a .184 opponents' batting average. Hill last pitched on Thursday, when he threw a 75-pitch simulated game at Camelback Ranch - Glendale.
Segedin and his wife, Robin, celebrated the birth of their first child, Robinson, last night in Los Angeles. He's batted .286 with two homers and 12 RBI in 15 games with the Dodgers after making his MLB debut Aug. 7.