Red Sox activate left-handed pitcher Rich Hill from 60-day disabled list

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today activated left-handed pitcher Rich Hill from the 60-day disabled list.  He will be active for tonight’s game against the Athletics in Oakland. With the move, the club’s active Major League roster is at 26.

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. 

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.