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Rich Hill could miss a month

Updated: June 11, 2012, 7:42 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- Left-handed reliever Rich Hill has a strained flexor muscle and could be out for a month, manager Bobby Valentine said Monday.

That actually could be considered good news, as the Red Sox had Hill examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday fearing the injury might be a ligament problem. Hill had Tommy John surgery last year.

In 13 2/3 innings over 17 appearances this season, Hill is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA, 11 strikeouts and 7 walks.

Left-hander Franklin Morales, who ...

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