Red Sox place left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on 15-day injured list

Boston Recalls Right-Handed Pitcher Phillips Valdez from Triple-A Worcester

July 2nd, 2022

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Rich Hill on the 15-Day Injured List with a left knee sprain. To fill Hill’s spot on the active Major League roster, the Red Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Phillips Valdez from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Hill, 42, has made 15 starts for the Red Sox this season, going 4-4 with a 4.20 ERA (33 ER/70.2 IP). He is one of only three pitchers to make at least 10 career starts for Boston at the age of 42 or older, joining Tim Wakefield and David Wells.

Valdez, 30, has posted a 5.40 ERA (8 ER/12.1 IP) in 11 appearances for Boston this season, most recently pitching in the majors on June 14 against the Oakland A’s. In 11 outings for Worcester, the right-hander has a 4.26 ERA (6 ER/12.2 IP) with 13 strikeouts.