Report: Diamondbacks to get Aaron Hill back this week

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Silver Slugger winner Aaron Hill will return to the Arizona lineup this week.
Silver Slugger winner Aaron Hill will return to the Arizona lineup this week. (USATSI)

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Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill hasn't played since breaking his hand on April 14, but he's due back this week, likely during the series against the Nationals -- reports AZCentral.com -- which will begin Tuesday.

Hill has been on a minor-league rehab assignment for just over a week, and he entered Sunday hitting .375 with a double, triple and six RBI in six games for Triple-A Reno.

Hill, 31, is hitting .306/.405/.556 with three doubles, two homers and six RBI in just 10 games this season. He's coming off a season in which he hit .302/.360/.522 with 44 doubles, six triples, 26 homers and 85 RBI -- good enough to win the NL Silver Slugger at second base.

Without Hill, the Diamondbacks have been using a combination of Willie Bloomquist and Cliff Pennington the past several weeks.

Arizona entered Sunday with a three-game lead in the NL West.

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