Hill, 32, was placed on the 15-day DL on June 10 (retroactive to June 9) with a left elbow strain and was transferred to the 60-day DL on July 6. In eight rehab appearances between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox (2 games), Double-A Portland (1) and Triple-A Pawtucket (5), he went 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA (2 ER/7.1 IP), nine strikeouts and just two hits allowed. He fanned five batters and permitted just one hit over 5.0 innings of Triple-A action during the rehab stint. Hill, who began the season on the 15-day DL recovering from Tommy John surgery, is 1-0 with five holds, a 2.63 ERA (4 ER/13.2 IP) and 11 strikeouts in 17 relief appearances with the Red Sox in 2012. Signed by Boston as a minor league free agent on June 30, 2010, the left-hander is 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA (4 ER/25.2 IP) in 32 appearances with Boston, all out of the bullpen. In 110 career Major League games (70 starts) between the Cubs (2005-08), Orioles (2009) and Red Sox (2010-12), Hill owns a 23-20 record with a 4.66 ERA (218 ER/421.0 IP) and 381 strikeouts.