Red Sox’s Rich Hill Returns To Mound For First Time After Son’s Death


Rich HillRich Hill returned to the mound for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday after dealing with the recent loss of his infant son.

Hill reported to Red Sox spring training March 6, and he threw 25 pitches in a minor league intrasquad game Wednesday, according to The Boston Globe. Hill faced six batters, striking out four.

“To get out there today felt great,” Hill told The Globe. “Pitching again and being on the mound competing and doing your best, that’s what I needed to be doing.”

Hill pitched in 40 games for the Red Sox from 2010 through 2012. He spent last season in Cleveland, where he posted a 1-2 record with a 6.28 ERA, 1.78 WHIP, 51 strikeouts and 29 walks for the Indians.

The 33-year-old left-hander has a career record of 24-22, with a 4.74 ERA, 442 strikeouts and 221 walks in 464 2/3 innings.

Hill’s next appearance could be in a game this weekend, according to The Globe.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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