Yesterday news got out that free agent pitcher Rich Hill had undergone an elbow operation in October that would sideline him until mid-season in 2020 at best. Shortly before that, one MLB pundit called the former Dodgers lefty one of the more underrated free agents on the market this off-season.
It seems he may have been right.
Now, MLB writer JP Hoornstra is reporting that Hill has drawn interest from teams already this winter.
LRT: Despite his age (39) and the relatively experimental nature of his surgery, Hill said he’s already drawn interest from 10 teams at the GM meetings.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) November 25, 2019
There’s no word as to whether one of those teams is the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, both sides have expressed interest in a reunion. Hill said as much at the end of the season, and President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman had this to say.
“Rich, obviously, has played a very central role in our past success. We have a ton of respect for him on and off the field. Naturally, I think, conversations will take place with the guys that have been a big…