Snake bites

Snake bites

Aaron Hill returned to the lineup Tuesday against the Padres after being held out the previous two games. He left Saturday night's contest in Philadelphia in the bottom of the seventh because of mild tightness in his groin.

• In six appearances with Triple-A Reno since being optioned, David Hernandez has worked 6 2/3 scoreless relief innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven.

"He has been doing fine," Gibson said. "He's throwing a lot of sliders; he's working on that down there."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.