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Hill looks to get back in groove

Hill looks to get back in groove

TORONTO -- After missing 14 games with a strained right hamstring, Blue Jays All-Star second baseman Aaron Hill finally returned to the lineup on Friday against the Rays.

Although his impact has not been immediate -- entering Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox he was batting .200 with two RBIs -- Hill insisted that the hamstring was not a problem.

"It's fine -- good enough," Hill said. "Wrap it up and get out there and play the game. I can't worry about hurting it, even if it was nagging."

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Since Hill's return, the Blue Jays have lost five consecutive games.

While Hill was concerned with his team's recent struggles, he has felt no added pressure to produce.

"I can't beg for hits," Hill said. "They'll just come. It's been 20 at-bats. I'm not too worried about it."

Since April 28, 2009, Hill is batting .371 with five home runs and 20 RBIs.

James Hall is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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