PHOENIX -- After missing more than two months with a broken hand, D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill has picked up right where he left off since coming off the disabled list on June 25.
Before going on the shelf in mid-April, Hill was hitting .306 with five extra-base hits and six RBIs in just 36 at-bats. In his first 13 games back entering Monday, the 31-year-old hasn't lost a beat, batting .326 with 10 runs scored, six doubles and seven RBIs.
"It's getting there, I still don't feel where I'd like to be, but hits are falling," Hill said. "I can't complain with that."
Because the broken bone won't completely heal without surgery, Hill wears padded batting gloves at the plate and will have to decide once the season ends if he wants to undergo surgery to repair it or let it be. He said the hand still bothers him some days, but more often than not, it feels fine.
"We just have to revisit it after the year. It's up to me," Hill said. "We'll do another CT scan and go from there."
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less