Blue Jays Sign Shawn Hill

According to a report from the York Dispatch, the Atlantic League's York Revolution announced that the Blue Jays have signed Shawn Hill to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old Hill made his Major League debut with the Expos in 2004, and also appeared for the Nationals, Padres, and Blue Jays from 2006-2010. The Ontario-born right-hander has a 4.74 ERA, 5.7 K/9, 2.8 BB/9 and 48.9% groundball rate in 239 big league innings. Stats such as FIP (4.02) and SIERA (4.45) suggest that Hill has pitched better than his ERA would indicate.

This season, in 29 2/3 innings for the Revolution, Hill has totaled a 2.93 ERA and a 21:9 strikeout-to-walk ratio. More impressively, he finished his time in independent ball by firing off 27 2/3 scoreless innings. The Blue Jays are hurting for pitching depth after placing Brandon Morrow and Drew Hutchison on the disabled list and losing Kyle Drabek to Tommy John surgery recently. Beyond that, both Jesse Litsch and Dustin McGowan are on the 60-day disabled list.


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6 Comments on "Blue Jays Sign Shawn Hill"


3 years 1 month ago

WE ARE SAVED!

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3 years 1 month ago

Ontario-born is pretty generic… maybe I’m being too picky, but Hill is practically a Torontonian. He was born in Mississauga which might as well be Toronto anyway… on the highway, you can drive from the far west end of Mississauga to the west end of Toronto in less than 15 minutes…

john12121212
3 years 1 month ago

Didn’t he pitch for the jays before? Lol

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3 years 1 month ago

Yeah. He wasn’t terrible…

Lastings
3 years 1 month ago

Yes, that was a fun year for the Jays considering they were up to, two different players wearing their first name initials on the jerseys because of the popular last names Hill and Lewis…

3 years 1 month ago

There you go Shawn