Dbacks 2B Aaron Hill back off DL; LHP Patterson optioned to Triple-A Reno

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has been activated off the 15-day disabled list, and will join the team on its 10-game road trip starting today in Washington, D.C., against the Nationals.

Hillโ€™s been out since April 14 after breaking a bone in his left hand against pitcher James McDonald and the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 9. Arizona used four different starters at second base in Hillโ€™s absence. Cliff Pennington and Willie Bloomquist were the most recent players who split time at the position.

In six rehab games for Triple-A Reno, Hill hit .375 (9-for-24), with eight runs, one double, one triple, six RBI and one walk. His last appearance was on June 22. He went 3-for-4 with two runs and a triple against Tucson.

Hillโ€™s played 10 games for the Diamondbacks so far this season. In those games, heโ€™s batting .306 (11-for-36) with three doubles, two home runs and six RBI.

In other Dbacks news, the club optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno.

Paterson suited up for two games, and allowed one run in 2.1 innings.