Apr. 1, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Arizona Diamondbacks hitting coach Don Baylor (left) presents second baseman Aaron Hill with his 2012 Silver Slugger award prior to the game against the St. Louis Cardinals during opening day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Diamondbacks Activate Aaron Hill From Disabled List


The National League West division has been a bit of a MASH unit this year with pretty much every team losing some of their star talent for an extended period.

And while some like the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies deal with recent blows, like the injuries to Angel Pagan and Troy Tulowitzki, others like the Arizona Diamondbacks are getting healthier.

The D’Backs plan to activate second basemen Aaron Hill today, who has been sidelined since early April with a fractured hand. The powerful Hill had a solid rehab stint, going 9 for 24 with a triple and a double in six games at Triple-A Reno.

The 31 year old Hill has had a career resurgence in the desert hitting 26 home runs last season along with 85 RBI in just 156 games, but more importantly hitting for a high average (.306). While power has never been an issue for the slugging infielder, Hill had a woeful final season in Toronto where despite hitting 26 bombs, he could hardly crack the Mendoza line in 2010, hitting just .205.

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