The nagging hamstring issue that plagued Aaron Hill over the course of the season last year will keep him out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees.

And it remains unclear when the second baseman will be able to return to the club.

Hill said the injury, to his right hamstring, felt a lot better on Wednesday than it did when he initially hurt it stealing second base in the sixth inning of Tuesday's game against the Yankees.

"We're throwing as much stuff [treatment] at it as we can," Hill said on Wednesday. "Obviously they're not going to let it go a long time without doing something. Hopefully it continues to get better, like today."

At the moment, the Blue Jays are listing Hill's condition as "day to day", a luxury they can afford since they have an off-day on Thursday before beginning a weekend home series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hill was heading off to have an MRI exam that the club hopes will shed some light on how serious the injury is and what course of action will be taken as a result.

"Recognizing there's a history with some leg issues with him, I think it's important for us to keep things in balance right now until we get more information on it and more of a determination going forward," Toronto manager John Farrell said.

Hill suffered a hamstring injury at the start of last season and it landed him on the disabled list for a couple weeks in April.