Hill (forearm) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Saturday morning,Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Hill threw only fastballs but plans to mix in breaking balls during his next session. More importantly, Hill suffered no setbacks and is continuing to make progress towards a projected return in early September.
Hill (forearm) tossed "a handful of pitches" off the mound Thursday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Though the session was apparently short, it was significant as it was the first time Hill has thrown off a mound since landing on the injured list with a flexor tendon strain June 20. The 39-year-old will throw a longer bullpen session of approximately 25 pitches Saturday. He could rejoin the Dodgers during the first or second week of September and is still being considered for a spot in the rotation if he has built the necessary stamina by October.
Hill (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Hill is set to throw off a mound for the first time since landing on the injured list with a left forearm strain. According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the veteran southpaw looked good Tuesday when throwing long toss from 150 feet.
Contrary to previous reports, the plan is for Hill (forearm) to return as a starter, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports. Hill played catch from 120 feet Thursday and is scheduled to throw off a mound next week for the first time since landing on the injured list June 20. The veteran southpaw is expected to throw four bullpen sessions before returning to game action; since the minor-league season will likely be over at that time, Hill will likely have to build his pitch count up during subsequent appearances in the majors -- similar to spring training -- with the hope of getting up to speed before the end of the season.
Hill (forearm) won't have enough time this season to build back up to a starting role, Pedro Moura of The Athletic reports. Hill has been on the shelf June 20 with a forearm injury, and skipper Dave Roberts noted Sunday that there just isn't enough time remaining in the season for him to build back up as a starter. The veteran southpaw remains hopeful that he'll be able to make a September return.