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Hill sits after getting hit by pitch

Hill sits after getting hit by pitch

PHOENIX -- Aaron Hill was out of the starting lineup one day after being struck on the top of his left hand by a James McDonald pitch.

Josh Wilson got the start in Hill's place.

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X-rays taken after the game were negative, and D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said he expected that Hill would be back in the lineup on Friday against the Dodgers following an off-day.

"They're just talking about a bone bruise, and they stick around for a little bit," Hill said. "So get a day, get some treatment, do whatever you can do and get back in there Friday."

Hill played in 156 games last year and hates sitting on the bench.

"I'd like to be in there every day, but if you can't feel like you can do something you're supposed to do, it's probably not a good idea to get in there," Hill said.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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