Yankees Designate Rich Hill For Assignment

The Yankees have designated left-hander Rich Hill for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for the recently acquired Josh Outman, the team announced via press release.

The 34-year-old Hill appeared in six games for the Yankees but faced just 10 batters. He allowed just two hits and a walk in 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the Bombers, but as Jack Curry of the YES Network explains (on Twitter), the Yankees feel that Outman is a superior option against left-handed pitcher due to his superior breaking ball.

With the exception of a minuscule sample size of nine plate appearances this season, Hill has handled lefties well himself over his career, yielding a .217/.339/.339 batting line. However, Hill has walked 14.8 percent of the lefties he’s faced in his career and whiffed 25.8 percent — numbers that are inferior to Outman’s respective 8.2 percent walk rate and 30.8 percent strikeout rate versus same-handed hitters.


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ROR1997
10 months 28 days ago

The only thing he will be remembered for by New York based Yankee fans, is sounding like a new mall that opened up in NY, Ridge Hill.

Sufferfortribe
10 months 28 days ago

There you go! Dump one ex-Indian for another ex-Indian. Who’s next, Matt LaPorta?