According the Arlington Daily Herald
, LHP Rich Hill will get called up this weekend in time for the Yankees series. The club will probably use him out of the bullpen over the weekend, figuring that a player's first major league start in Yankee Stadium would be a bit much. Chances are he'll get his first start next week versus the Brewers.
Talk about rapid ascension through the system, Hill, who hadn't pitched above advanced A ball before this season(and rightfully so), suddenly found his control to go along with all those strikeouts. He began the season quite terribly at AA West Tennesse, before finding his groove and then getting the call to go to Iowa a few weeks ago. His stats so far this season:
4-3 3.28 ERA; 57.2 IP; 21 BB; 90 K; 9 HR
1-1 4.34 ERA; 18.2 IP; 6 BB; 29 K; 5 HR
5-4 3.54 ERA; 76.1 IP; 27 BB; 119 K; 14 HR
14.07 K/9; 3.19 BB/9; 4.40 K/BB; 1.65 HR/9
He certainly gives up a few too many home runs, but if you want to dominate big league batters, you do it with the strikeout and he's certainly gotten that part of the game down, leading all of the minor leagues so far this season in that category.
I believe a 40 man roster move will need to be made, although I must admit I've lost track of it's current state. If a move does have to be made, Bartosh, Borowski or Koronka lead the way in my opinion. Nothing like a legitimate prospect getting his chance in the show to get me giddy this morning.