Hill is not in Tuesday's lineup against San Francisco, Sean McAdam of Comcast Sports Net reports. Hill will see the bench for the third time in the past five games as Travis Shaw makes the start at the hot corner and bats seventh. Hill has gone 4-for-16 (.250) with a run and two RBI since his acquisition from Milwaukee on July 7.
Hill is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Hill started Saturday's contest and three of the last four overall, but he'll take a seat Sunday evening in favor of Travis Shaw at third base. Shaw has a bit more experience against opposing starter Masahiro Tanaka, going 2-for-8 with a homer. Hill, on the other hand, has never faced the right-hander.
Hill went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Rays. The veteran third baseman enjoyed a successful debut for his new team, plating Bryce Brentz with a fourth-inning single, and driving in Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the eighth for an insurance run with another hit. Factoring in his last four games with the Brewers prior to being traded, Hill has a five-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 15 of his last 18 games overall.
Hill is playing third base and hitting eighth for the Red Sox on Friday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Hill, who was traded for two minor league prospects on Thursday, will start over Travis Shaw at third base as the Red Sox face Chris Archer and the Rays at home on Friday. Hill has only faced Archer once in his major league career. Hill is hitting .292/.360/.444 against right-handed pitching so far in 2016.
Hill was traded to the Red Sox on Thursday. The Red Sox get a versatile and, perhaps most importantly, healthy infielder by acquiring Hill from the Brewers. Hill has mostly played at third base this season, but he does have plenty of experience at second base if manager John Farrell wants to give Dustin Pedroia days off in the second half of the season. The veteran Hill put together a .283/.359/.421 slash line in Milwaukee this season and his right-handed bat should play well at Fenway Park. Boston traded right-handed pitcher Aaron Wilkerson and second baseman Wendell Rijo to Milwaukee in exchange for Hill.