Now Commenting On:

Hill not affected by trade rumors, wants to stay

Hill not affected by trade rumors, wants to stay play video for Hill not affected by trade rumors, wants to stay

SAN FRANCISCO -- D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill doesn't have a Twitter account and he isn't on Facebook, either.

And when it comes to the Internet, he's not on there all that often, so when you ask him if the recent trade rumors involving him are a distraction, he responds with a question.

"What are they saying?" Hill said. "I don't read any of that stuff. That's one good thing about not being involved in social media: I don't get updates."

Hill does, however, get text messages from friends.

"I do get a lot of text messages saying, 'Are you getting traded?'" Hill said. "I don't know; players are the last to know anyway."

Hill is under contract through 2016 and is owed $12 million in each of the next two seasons. Various rumors have had teams like the Blue Jays being interested. Hill and his wife have made Scottsdale, Ariz., their year-round residence and the thought of leaving the area is not a pleasant one for them.

"This is where we call home," Hill said. "I mean, why wouldn't I want to stay here? It's a great spot. Perfect-case scenario is to stay here all year, but I understand the business of it. But in a perfect world, it would be great to stay here and get back to the playoffs."

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.

Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español