Hill enticed by possible Red Sox reunion
"There is an interest, without a doubt," the veteran hurler told The Boston Globe's Alex Speier. "There's a need on the other end. (But) the need for starting pitching is very apparent throughout the league - not just in Boston. It's also many other clubs that need it."
Hill has been in touch with members of the Red Sox this offseason, although the discussions have been more social than business, according to Speier.
The Red Sox currently project to enter spring training with a starting rotation of Chris Sale, Nathan Eovaldi, Nick Pivetta, Tanner Houck, and Connor Seabold. Hill could give Boston a more experienced starter at the back end.
Although the 41-year-old remains one of the oldest active players in MLB, he was still effective last season. Hill owned a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 8.5 strikeouts per nine in 158 2/3 innings - the second-highest total of his career - for the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets.
Across two stints, Hill has spent four of his 17 seasons with the Red Sox. The southpaw rejuvenated his career in Boston in 2015 after spending time with an independent league team.