Hill dislocates pinkie sliding into home plate

Hill dislocates pinkie sliding into home plate

MINNEAPOLIS -- D-backs infielder Aaron Hill dislocated the tip of his right pinkie finger while sliding headfirst into home plate in Monday night's 6-2 win over the Twins.

Whether Hill is able to play again this year remains to be seen. He had the pinkie in a splint after the game, but said that he hoped to be able to get back on the field in a few days.

Hill led off the eighth with a double, sliding headfirst into second and then stole third once again, sliding headfirst without incident.

When Chris Owings hit a chopper to short, Hill sprinted home and thinking the Twins might attempt to get him out at the plate he slide headfirst. His right hand landed in a divot in the right-hander's batter's box and he jammed the pinkie.

"It just got stuck in there," Hill said. "It dislocated it. They had to put it back in. It feels good. Icing it. And hopefully in a couple of days I can do something for us."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.