Cafardo tweets the Sox will recall Hill on Friday.
Hill is an articulate fellow who is probably the best source on his own mechanics, and he feels ready. From Britton's blog in the Projo:
Hill credits his offseason work with getting him in particularly good shape to continue his rehab this spring. That time has also allowed him to tinker with his delivery once again.
"I brought my arm up a little bit just to create a little bit more leverage and little more plane," he explained. "It's not so much the arm angle; it's really just bringing the hand placement a little bit higher so you can create more downhill plane and some more sink, especially to right-handers. It's proven to be extremely effective."
It sure seems that way. In his rehab appearances, righties are 4-for-24 off Hill with 11 strikeouts. Then again, lefties are 1-for-8 with seven punchouts.
Here's hoping he revives the bullpen drum corps.