Aaron Hill 2B ARI 6 Days

Hill (finger) appears to be atop the depth chart at second base for the Diamondbacks following the offseason trade of Didi Gregorius, the Arizona Republic reports.

Hill's OPS dropped by more than 150 points last season, as he struggled to hit for power and showed diminished plate discipline. Shoulder and finger injuries may have driven a significant portion of that regression, however, and there's reason to believe that the improvements to the Arizona lineup could enable him to be a source of value in the form of improved counting stats if he sticks as the team's everyday second baseman.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill (finger) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.

Hill hasn't been in the starting lineup since back on Sept. 18, and with the Diamondbacks well out of contention, they'll continue to rest the second baseman. Even when healthy, Hill was starting to lose playing time to the likes of Jake Lamb and Chris Owings, so his role with the organization in 2015 is currently a bit unclear.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill (finger) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Hill was hoping to play again this season after dislocating his pinky Monday, but he is running out of chances to do so.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill (pinky) is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

Hill dislocated his pinky finger in Monday night's game but hopes to return before the season ends. He won't rejoin the lineup Friday, leaving Saturday and Sunday as his only opportunities left.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill had his pinkie finger in a splint following Monday night's game.

Hill still hopes to play before the end of the season this weekend, but it seems pretty likely that he'll miss a couple of games at the very least.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill was forced to leave Monday's game after the tip of his right pinky finger was dislocated. He remains day-to-day.

Hill finished the game with two hits and a run scored on four at-bats. Considering the severity of the injury, it's possible that Hill may have to miss a portion of Arizona's final five games of the season.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill is not in the lineup Saturday.

Jake Lamb will once again man the hot corner, as Hill seems to be loosing his grip on playing time down the stretch. He has started just two of the last five games, and those chasing counting stats may want to look for a more consistent option.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Thursday's absence will mark Hill's sixth in the team's last nine games. It's been a disappointing year for the 32-year-old, and the Diamondbacks seem intent on getting an extended look at Chris Owings at second base over the final weeks.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Hill has made just two starts in the Diamondbacks' last five games, as manager Kirk Gibson continues to rest the veteran down the stretch, allowing the younger infielders to see additional reps. Chris Owings will man the keystone Sunday, with Jake Lamb taking over at the hot corner.

Aaron Hill 2B ARI 3 Months

Hill is out of the lineup Friday, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

Hill may see his playing time dwindle down the stretch, as the Diamondbacks seem to like playing Chris Owings at second base with Didi Gregorius at shortstop and Jake Lamb at third base, leaving Hill as the occasional odd man out. This is the third time he's been out of the lineup over Arizona's last four games.