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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is optimistic that pitcher Rich Hill will be back before the end of the season. But with the left-hander out for at least four weeks, Roberts still needs to fill a spot in his rotation.

Roberts said he is looking at either Julio Urias or Ross Stripling to plug that hole after Hill was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left forearm strain. Hill left Wednesday’s game before the second inning after retiring the side in the first.

“Obviously, to lose him, the way he’s been pitching, is disheartening any way you look at it,” Roberts said. “He’s a big part of what

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