Tim Hill (baseball)

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13 of an inning in relief against the Chicago White Sox; he hit the first batter he faced, Leury García. [8] He finished the 2018 season going 1–4 with a 4.53 ERA over 45+23 innings. Hill produced a 2–0 record with a 3.61 ERA over 39+23 innings for the Royals in 2019. [9]

San Diego Padres

On July 16, 2020, the Royals traded Hill to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Franchy Cordero and Ronald Bolaños. [10] In the pandemic shortened 2020 season, Hill pitched to a 3-0 record and 4.50 ERA with 20 strikeouts and 6 walks in 18 innings across 23 appearances for the Padres. [11]

On January 13, 2023, Hill agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Padres, avoiding salary arbitration. [12] In 48 games for San Diego, he recorded a 5.48 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 44+13 innings pitched. [13] After missing a month with a sprained left ring finger, Hill returned to the injured list with the same injury on September 11. [14] On September 20, Hill underwent season–ending surgery to clean up scar tissue in the finger. [15] He was non-tendered and became a free agent on November 17.

Chicago White Sox

Hill signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Chicago White Sox on December 28, 2023. [16]

Personal life

Hill's father died of colon cancer in 2006. [17] Hill was diagnosed with colon cancer during spring training of 2015. [17] Half of his colon was removed and he underwent eight months of chemotherapy, before being cleared by his doctor in January 2016. [17] Hill also has Lynch syndrome. [4]

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Tim Hill
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Hill with the San Diego Padres in 2022
Chicago White Sox
Pitcher
Born: (1990-02-10) February 10, 1990 (age 33)
Mission Hills, California, U.S.
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 29, 2018, for the Kansas City Royals