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Fantasy Baseball Injury Report: Blisters Keep Hill Off the Mound

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Rich Hill

Hillís ongoing problem with blisters persists, as the veteran pitcher aggravated the issue just two pitches into his return. Hillís battle with blisters dates back to 2016 while he was with the Aís and has carried over to Los Angeles. This latest setback will mark the fifth time blister-related problems have sent him to the disabled list since joining the Dodgers.

Blisters arenít as significant as a torn ligament or muscle but can be equally limiting. A blister generally develops in an area of high friction. As an area of skin is subjected to repetitive chafing it becomes irritated, causing fluid to accumulate between the upper layers of skin. Sources of chafing can include a nearby finger or fingernail or the seams of the baseball. Certain pitches tend to increase friction based on the necessary grip.

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