Longtime Veteran Pitcher Placed On Waivers: Should A Contender Pick Him Up??

Veteran pitcher Rich Hill has been placed on waivers by the San Diego Padres, potentially opening the door for him to join a playoff contender as the postseason nears.

The move is seen as a salary-shedding strategy by the Padres as the regular season enters its final stretch.

According to a report by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Padres made the decision to expose Hill to waivers in hopes that another team might claim him for the remaining weeks of the season.

If not, Hill would continue to be part of the San Diego squad.

“Heard the Padres have put Rich Hill on waivers to see if someone will pick him up for the last few weeks of the season,” Sherman revealed. “If not, he will remain with the club.”

Hill, a seasoned veteran with 19 years of Major League experience, has journeyed through several teams during his career.

Yankees fans might remember his brief but impressive stint with the team in 2014 when he posted a remarkable 1.69 ERA over 14 games.

Over the years, Hill has pitched for several other teams, including the Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Guardians, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Rays, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and most recently, the Padres this season.

Hill, at 43 years old, brings a wealth of experience to the table and could provide a contender with leadership and depth.

Who do you think should pick him up, if anyone?