Cubs Acquire Koyie Hill From Reds

The Cubs have brought back catcher Koyie Hill after acquiring him from the Reds in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.  Hill will be with the club for tonight's game against the White Sox.

Hill, 33, was hitting just .195/.250/.341 for the Reds' Double-A affiliate so far this year.  The veteran spent the previous five years with the Cubs and hit .208/.270/.295 in 252 big league games.  With the retirement of Kerry Wood, Chicago’s 40-man roster still stands at 40 players.

The Reds signed Hill to a minor league deal in late April after he was let go by the Cardinals.


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27 Comments on "Cubs Acquire Koyie Hill From Reds"


Justin Jabs
3 years 3 months ago

Nope.

towney007
3 years 3 months ago

and the baseball universe has re-stabilized..

3 years 3 months ago

The 100+ year streak ends … NOW, Cubs fans!

Blue387
3 years 3 months ago

For what?

Guest
3 years 3 months ago

Is Jim Henery back?

bigpat
3 years 3 months ago

Is this real life?

harrigang
3 years 3 months ago

I’m curious how much money they paid for a guy hitting below the Mendoza line in AA….

CandyMaldonadoLand
3 years 3 months ago

I guess the organization was going through some old photos and got all nostalgic. 

connfyoozed
3 years 3 months ago

Who exactly does Hill have compromising pictures of in the Cubs front office?

Mark
3 years 3 months ago

What are they thinking?!?

Brad M
3 years 3 months ago

That “VUUURP” sound you hear was 4 million Cub fans collectively throwing up in their mouths.

DebaserTN
3 years 3 months ago

Koyie watched KW last night and returned to be in the game for one strikeout to retire a Cub.  It will be his own strikeout.

That would actually be too merciful and thus completely unlikely.  No better backup catchers on the market? *facepalm*

imachainsaw
3 years 3 months ago

i think koyie was picked because he knows the cubs pitchers. well demp, garza, samardz, marmol, and russell. im sure he’ll be released once clevenger, soto, castillo get healthy again. how often does a team go 4 catchers deep into the depth chart at one point in the season? ridiculous.

jaycruz92
3 years 3 months ago

i was so happy when we finally got rid of him. hill couldnt hit water if he fell out of a boat.  dammit theo castillo better stay the starting catcher, let the kid develop

ECDevils
3 years 3 months ago

 Actually Castillo has a sprained MCL and is out for at least 5 to 7 days. Lalli is the number 1 catcher and Hill will be the back up.

TophersReds
3 years 3 months ago

Ok… lol. 

scottandwtb
3 years 3 months ago

Saw him in a couple games here on the AA squad. Couldn’t hit a lick.

Brad M
3 years 3 months ago

I saw him in about 250 games for the Cubs from 2006-2011. He also couldn’t hit a lick then.

I don’t think I’ve ever been angry at my team signing someone until now. I want to go punch a kitten.

citizen
3 years 3 months ago

cant even get over the mendoza line in double a ball. that will be a .095 ba in mlb.
whats the point of this? are they blocking some other cather. a trained monkey could hit better.

Chiburgh
3 years 3 months ago

That is not cool!!

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 3 months ago

Guy calm down, hes up until Clevenger gets back. then Hill would get sent down to Triple A with clevenger and Castillo catching while soto is out

3 years 3 months ago

They must have paid the Reds a really shiny nickel for him because so far this year that is all he’s worth.

maxbelmont
3 years 3 months ago

Calm down fans, with Soto going on DL there are no veteran catchers on the roster. Why not bring Hill back?  It is not like there are not any veteran catchers out there and the Cubs did not have to give up a player.