Those days of pitching for the Long Island Ducks, out of the majors and almost out of luck, happily seem far away now for Rich Hill.
The left-hander who resurrected his career after a detour to independent ball got stability and a lot more Monday. The free agent re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for three years and $48 million, then frequently paused to steady himself while talking about that winding path.
"I think it's something that has been an incredible journey to get to this point, but never did I ever think that I would pack it in," the 36-year-old Hill said at the winter meetings in suburban Washington.
"I never thought I was done,"...