Red Sox 42-Year-Old Starter to Return Following All-Star Break


Red Sox starter Rich Hill threw a thirty-five-pitch bullpen session this past Saturday with no issues.

Hill has been wearing a brace on his left knee since landing on the injured list earlier this month with a left knee ligament tear.

The forty-two-year-old is reportedly feeling good and is expected to rejoin the Red Sox starting rotation after the All-Star break. 

The veteran starter has appeared in 70 innings, posting a 4.20 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 58 strikeouts. He holds a 4-4 record on the season.  

This is Hill's 18th season in the major leagues and it's pretty incredible to see him still pitching pretty effectively at his age.

For his career, Hill has spent singular seasons with the Orioles, Yankees, Angels, Indians, Athletics, Rays, Mets, and Twins. He's pitched four seasons with the Cubs, four seasons with the Dodgers, and another five seasons with the Red Sox. 

Hill holds a career ERA of 3.82, a WHIP of 1.23, and a 9.3 K/9 average. His all-time record is 78-56.

This may very well be Rich Hill's final season in the majors and, if so, what a career it's been for the pitcher. 

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