Good news for the Dodgers, as Dave Roberts said Rich Hill has begun a throwing program and could return in September, barring no setbacks.
Rich Hill has begun a throwing program and a return is early to-mid September, if all goes as planned.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 20, 2019
Hill was placed on the Injured List exactly one month ago with a forearm strain. According to Roberts, the plan was for Hill to go at least four weeks before even picking up a baseball. The good news is that it looks like he’s on the right track, as he picked one up for the first time since exiting his June 19 start.
Another Dodger who’s spent some lengthy time on the IL has been Scott Alexander. It looks as if we won’t be seeing him returning any time soon.
Alexander has a nerve and thumb problem, Dave Roberts said. It should heal with time, but he’s shut down.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 20, 2019
Alexander was placed on the IL back on June 11 with left forearm inflammation. He’s currently wearing a brace, though Roberts is hopeful that surgery won’t be required. On the season, Alexander is 3-2 with a 3.63 ERA. Though, over the course of his last 15 games with LA, he had an ERA of 6.75 and only one strikeout.