Hill happy to be back in lineup

Hill happy to be back in lineup

ST. LOUIS -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill was glad to be back in the lineup Wednesday after missing the previous three games with soreness in his right shoulder.

Hill said he reported to the ballpark Saturday and informed manager Kirk Gibson that he was unable to play.

"I was in the lineup Saturday, and that day I had a hard time just lifting my arm," Hill said. "At that point, obviously I had to say something."

Hill had an MRI exam that day, and the results showed inflammation, but no structural damage.

"Obviously I would have loved to play the last couple of games," Hill said. "It was strictly the doctor's recommendation after we got a picture of it. I tried to convince Gibby yesterday, but it just didn't work. It's good to be back in there."

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.