Dodgers: Five Early Season Overreactions
Rich Hill Should Amputate his Left Middle Finger
Talk about over-reaction, right? Believe it or not, I heard it suggested from Dodger fans that Rich Hill should just get rid of his blistered allying finger through am570’s Dodger Talk. While yes, this is a bit of an overreaction, the Dodgers really need to think about their approach to taking care of Hill’s blister.
I said it was wishful thinking for the Dodgers to put Hill on the DL the first time this season and expect him to be healed after just ten days. The Dodgers need to give Hill the time to let that blister heal on its own. Picking up the ball every five days is only going to continue to aggravate the skin and keep this as an ongoing problem.
It is concerning that this injury popped up after an entire offseason of rest. But, it’s still only April. The Dodgers are better suited giving Hill time early in the season to let this blister fully heal before forcing him to resume throwing again. With time perhaps there will be some medical development that hardens Hill’s skin and keeps this blister under control.
I would be baffled if Hill’s brief career would come to an end because of a blister. Just for the record, David Vassegh has said that this isn’t an ordinary blister, but rather an open gash on his finger. Cause for concern? Perhaps. Cause for amputation? – A bit of an overreaction.