Report: Diamondbacks to get Aaron Hill back this week

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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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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