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D-backs place Aaron Hill on 15-day disabled list

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PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced they placed infielder Aaron Hill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left hand and reinstated infielder Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) from the 15-day disabled list, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Kevin Towers.

"It is really unfortunate to lose not only a talented baseball player but a tremendous teammate in Aaron Hill for the near future," Towers said. "We are confident that the depth we have in the middle infield will serve us well while Aaron recovers."

Hill, 31, is hitting .306 (11-for-36) with 3 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 RBI in 10 games with Arizona this season. He originally suffered the injury after being hit by a James McDonald pitch on April 9 vs. Pittsburgh.

"I was very disappointed yesterday when I learned the extent of my hand injury," said Hill. "I am going to take some time off from baseball activities to let the break heal before starting the rehab process. I am committed to do everything in my power to return to the lineup as soon as possible."

Hill was the first D-backs infielder to earn a Silver Slugger Award® in 2012 after hitting a career-high .302 with 44 doubles, 6 triples, 26 home runs and 85 RBI in his first full season with Arizona. He established career-highs in slugging percentage (.552), OPS (.882) and extra-base hits (76) on his way to being selected as the D-backs' Most Valuable Player by the Arizona chapter of the BBWAA.

Gregorius, 23, batted .387 (12-for-31) with 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 2 RBI in 7 rehab games with Triple-A Reno. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 31 with strained right elbow.

Gregorius was acquired by the D-backs with left-handed pitcher Tony Sipp and infielder Lars Anderson as part of a 3-team trade on Dec. 10. He entered the season ranked among Arizona's top prospects by MLB.com (No. 3) and Baseball America (No. 5).

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