LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers activated Rich Hill from the disabled list to make his start on Wednesday against the Giants. It is Hill’s debut with the team, and his first real start since July 7.
To create room on the active roster, Rob Segedin was placed on the paternity list after his wife Robin gave birth to their son Robinson on at 11:36 p.m. PT on Tuesday night, checking in at six pounds, 14 ounces.
Hill was acquired from the A’s with Josh Reddick on Aug. 1 for minor league pitchers Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes. But Hill has been sidelined with blisters on his left hand.
He technically made one start for Oakland on July 17, but left after just five pitches.
When he has been on the mound this season, Hill has been awesome, posting a 2.25 ERA and 2.54 FIP in 14 starts, with 90 strikeouts and 28 walks in 76 innings.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Hill, who was playing independent baseball in 2015 after totaling just 75⅔ innings from 2010-2014. He signed with the Red Sox late last year, and put up a 1.55 ERA in four starts, with 36 strikeouts and five walks in 29 innings down the stretch.
Hill parlayed those four starts into a one-year, $6 million free agent contract with the A’s.
Hill will be the 30th different pitcher used by the Dodgers this season, one shy of the franchise record set in 2015, and will be the 14th starting pitcher of 2016.
The minimum time for a paternity list stay is one day, with a maximum of three days.