Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday that Hill (knee) will undergo meniscus cleanup surgery in California next week, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Hinch suggested that Hill will likely be ready to go for spring training in 2022, but the procedure could delay the outfielder's offseason training regimen. Before being shut down Sept. 19 with a left knee sprain, Hill hit .259 with three home runs and six stolen bases across 150 plate appearances this season.
The Tigers placed Hill on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left knee sprain, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. The outfielder was carted off the field after suffering the knee injury Saturday. The severity of the sprain is unclear at this time, but according to McCosky, Hill won't return from the injured list for the final few games of the season. The 25-year-old finishes 2021 with a .259/.313/.388 slash line with three homers, 14 RBI, 19 runs and six stolen bases in 49 games.
Hill had to be carted off the field after injuring himself Saturday while trying to beat out a bunt for an infield single, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Hill slipped on the bag, fell awkwardly and hit his head. It's unclear if he's dealing with a leg issue, a head issue or both.
Hill is not starting Friday against the Rays, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports. Hill logged a single, triple and one RBI in his six at-bats since returning from a rib injury Wednesday. He'll get a rest Friday as Akil Baddoo shifts to center field.
Hill (rib) went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a pair of strikeouts in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Milwaukee. After being held out of the starting lineup for three games, Hill made a noticeable impact Wednesday with his three-bagger to plate Detroit's third run. The 25-year-old has three each of home runs, triples and doubles among his 35 hits this season. He's posted a .261/.317/.396 slash line with 14 RBI, 19 runs scored and six stolen bases through 145 plate appearances overall. Hill will likely see near-everyday work in center field for the remainder of the season.