David Willauer Contributing Writer – Baseball Alumni in Major Leagues. Another Palomar Alum climbs hill toward Regular season roster. Hill looking to join Vincent, Saladino, Hoyt in show.
Former Comet Tim Hill walks off the mound after finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers for his first spring training save Friday on St. Patrick’s Day. Hill won a battle with cancer in the Royals’ minor league system two years ago
Hill looking to join Vincent, Saladino, Hoyt in show
SAN MARCOS (3-20-2017) — Left-handed pitcher Tim Hill is bidding to join Palomar baseball alums Nick Vincent of the Seattle Mariners, Tyler Saladino of the Chicago White Sox and Jimmy Hoyt of the Houston Astros on a Major League regular-season roster at some point in the 2017 season.
Hill, a 6-foot-4 left-hander who pitched for the Comets in 2010 and was a key player on the Bacone College team that advanced to the NAIA World Series, advanced to Double-A in the Kansas City Royals farm system last season and currently is with the Major League club as a non-roster invitee in spring training.
On Friday, he recorded the save in relief in the Royals’ victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hill won a battle with cancer in the Royals’ minor league system two years ago.