Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 2 days ago

Hill is out of the lineup Friday.

Yasmany Tomas gets the start at third, but he won't play there everyday and with Jake Lamb out two-to-three weeks, Hill should still see at least a couple starts at the hot corner each week.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 4 days ago

Hill will start at third base and bat fifth Wednesday against the Rangers.

With Jake Lamb set to miss at least 2-to-3 weeks with a stress reaction in his left foot, the door is open for Hill to see regular time at third base. Yasmany Tomas got the start Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with a run scored, but he also had some issues in the field, and it seems likely he will play second fiddle to Hill in the weeks ahead.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 1 week ago

Hill is not in the Friday, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

Jake Lamb will start at third base while Chris Owings will start at second base, leaving Hill as the odd man out Friday. It seems that more often than not Hill will be playing either third or second for Arizona, but their infield depth will allow them to showcase their versatility at times and that can result in him sitting when there's a better matchup for someone else.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 2 weeks ago

Hill went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Saturday in a 6-0 win over the Dodgers.

After being sent to the bench at the end of spring training, Hill has started four of the Diamondbacks first five games thanks to Manager Chip Hale's use of platoons and days off. Hill has started slowly, going 4-for-17 (.235) at the plate without drawing a walk and knocking just one extra-base hit. That said, with Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed struggling at the plate, and third baseman Jake Lamb sitting against lefties thus far, there should still be plenty of at-bats for Hill in the coming weeks. Surprisingly, if you drafted Hill as a starter, that's pretty much what you've gotten.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 2 weeks ago

Hill is not in the lineup Sunday for Arizona against the Dodgers.

This comes as a surprise, as Chris Owings is also out of the lineup and Hill was the logical backup. It's hard to say whether Hill really needed a day off, the Diamondbacks value Sunday's starter Cliff Pennington over Hill, or they want to do something else with him.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 3 weeks ago

Hill is not in the Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

The former All-Star was named to a bench role days prior to the opener, but Hill ended up starting the first two games for Arizona, once at third base and once at second. Chris Owings will return to the keystone Wednesday, but it seems manager Chip Hale may try to find opportunities for Hill moving forward, perhaps with the hope of building up his trade value.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 3 weeks ago

Hill will start at second base and bat second Tuesday against the Giants.

Hill has a 14-for-30 career mark (five extra-base hits) against Ryan Vogelsong, Tuesday's starter for San Francisco, so it makes sense manager Chip Hale would give him the nod over Chris Owings. The 33-year-old Hill has now been in the starting for the Diamondbacks' first two games but is expected to be a bench player.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 3 weeks ago

Hill got the start at third base on Opening Day with lefty Madison Bumgarner on the mound and went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Hill is expected to back up at second and third base and should find himself on the bench Tuesday. The veteran could also be moved in a trade by the Diamondbacks at some point if their young players acquit themselves well.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 3 weeks ago

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is toying with the idea of starting Hill at third base for the Opening Day start against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hill is going to be a utility infielder at second and third base, perhaps even shortstop, and the notion here is that Hale doesn't want Jake Lamb facing Bumgarner. Complicating matters is that Nick Ahmed got hit by a pitch on the hip and had to leave over the weekend.

Aaron Hill 2B/3B ARI 3 weeks ago

Hill will open the year in a bench role, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed will start the year at second base and shortstop, respectively. Hill's struggles last season -- he limped to a career-worst .654 OPS in 133 games -- carried over to spring ball, with the 33-year-old going just 10-for-53 (.189 average) with one extra-base hit (a double) and 10 strikeouts. It's always possible Hill could work his way back into a starting job, if Ahmed or Owings struggle for a prolonged stretch.