Current free agent and Dodgers fan favorite Rich Hill will not be ready for the start of the season, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.
— MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) November 25, 2019
Hill underwent primary revision surgery, an alternative to Tommy John surgery that will allow him to return in the middle of the summer instead of being potentially career-ending. Simply put, D Mountain does not have the time left at age 39 to be able to wait out the Tommy John recovery period.
Hill pitched through a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) for the majority of the 2019 season. Hill enters free agency this offseason after signing a three-year, $48 million deal with the Dodgers following the 2016 season.
Dick Mountain has been very vocal about his desire to continue to defy the odds of age and do so with the Dodgers. There has been some additional speculation surrounding Hill about potentially returning to the Boston Red Sox considering his roots there.
Despite his age, Hill has been excellent for the…