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Hill is 4-for-13 with a pair of RBI (1:2 BB:K) through five games this spring.

He's the favorite to handle the Opening Day nod at second base for the Diamondbacks, while Chris Owings (shoulder) is likely to end up at short. Hill played through a wrist injury last season, which may have been a big factor in his decline in 2014. Just one season removed from a .291/.356/.462 line in 2013, Hill may offer up late-round value on draft day.

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Hill is competing to serve as the Diamondbacks' starting second baseman during spring training, Fox Sports Arizona reports. "The best guy plays every day," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "If Aaron Hill comes in and he is back to Aaron Hill that his baseball card says on the back . . . If he's the best guy at that position, he'll be our second baseman."

Last season, Hill played through a wrist injury that led to a significant drop in his OPS. In addition to being healthy as spring training has started, Hill shed five pounds during an offseason workout regimen this winter. Defensively, his skills have also shown signs of tarnish, but it's expected that the Diamondbacks will be more inclined to shift their defenders under new manager Chip Hale, which may help slow that decline. At a significantly reduced price, Hill offers some value given his potential to bounce back assuming better health in 2015.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.