Favorite of the former Dodgers signs with the new team
Rich Hill, a former pitcher for the Dodgers, agreed to a one-year contract with the Pirates, who will be his 12th major league organisation in 19 seasons.Even though only four of
Rich Hill's 18 seasons in the major league were spent with the Dodgers, the player was and is still a favourite among Los Angeles fans. Hill has actually played for 11 different
clubs, but Los Angeles is the franchise for whom he has thrown the most innings, with 361.1 of his 1259 total innings coming in Dodger blue.Hill has signed a contract with one of
the few clubs he's never played for, but he's ready to add a 12th team and a 19th season to his resume.Hill pitched with the Red Sox from 2010 to 2012 and once more in 2015.
The 2022 season was his third tenure with the team. He had a respectable 42-year-old pitching record, going 8-7 with a 4.27 ERA in 124.1 innings. Hill has pitched for the Twins,
Rays, Mets, and Red Sox since departing the Dodgers at the end of the 2019 season.Pittsburgh has been searching for a starting pitcher, and Hill offers them a deal that fits their
budget while still being able to mentor and lead the youthful Pirates club.Hill will pitch in the major leagues for the 19th straight season in 2023 despite a long history of
setbacks and poor performance that have dogged his career. He only pitched 104.2 innings in total from 2010 to 2015, but he did pitch at least one inning in each of those six
seasons, albeit rarely much more. In 2010, 8.0 in 2011, and 5.1 in 2014, he only threw 4.0 innings.
When Hill delivers his first pitch of the season on Opening Day at the age of 43 years and 19 days, he will become the 57th pitcher in baseball history to do it.