Hill out of lineup day after hit by pitch

Hill out of lineup day after hit by pitch

BOSTON -- Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill was out of the starting lineup on Saturday night -- one day after being struck on his right wrist with a pitch. Manager Cito Gaston said Hill is still experiencing some discomfort and is considered day-to-day.

"He tried to swing the bat and he was still a bit sore," Gaston said before Saturday's game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. "We'll see what happens [Sunday]."

With a scheduled off-day on Thursday, it is possible that Toronto will give Hill the day off on Wednesday as well. The second baseman was struck with a pitch from Boston right-hander John Lackey during the second inning of the Blue Jays' 11-9 victory on Friday.

Entering Saturday, Hill was hitting .211 with 24 home runs and 63 RBIs through 127 games. With Hill temporarily sidelined, veteran infielder John McDonald got the nod at second base against the Red Sox.