Rich Hill will not be the Opening Day starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Instead, the veteran will start the season on the injured list after suffering a left MCL sprain, reports Jorge Castillo of the LA Times.
Hill joins Clayton Kershaw as starters that won’t start the year on the active roster. The left-hander hurt the knee in his latest start on Sunday. Hyun-Jin Ryu receives the Opening Day bid with Ross Stripling following him.
As for the 39-year-old Hill, he’s missed time in each of his seasons with the Dodgers, although it has primarily been for blisters. He had appeared in four games this spring, throwing 11 innings and allowing six runs (four earned) with 11 strikeouts.