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  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.

27 Responses to Cubs Acquire Koyie Hill From Reds Leave a Reply

  1. Justin Jabs 3 years ago


  2. towney007 3 years ago

    and the baseball universe has re-stabilized..

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

  4. Blue387 3 years ago

    For what?

  5. Guest 3 years ago

    Is Jim Henery back?

  6. bigpat 3 years ago

    Is this real life?

  7. Grant 3 years ago

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

  8. CandyMaldonadoLand 3 years ago

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

  9. Josh Conn 3 years ago

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

  10. Mark 3 years ago

    What are they thinking?!?

  11. Brad M 3 years ago

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

  12. DebaserTN 3 years 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 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.

  13. jaycruz92 3 years 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 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.

  14. TophersReds 3 years ago

    Ok… lol. 

  15. scottandwtb 3 years ago

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

    • Brad M 3 years 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.

  16. citizen 3 years 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.

  17. Chiburgh 3 years ago

    That is not cool!!

  18. WrigleyTerror37 3 years 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

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

  20. maxbelmont 3 years 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. 

  21. David Silverwood 3 years ago

    Please does anyone understand this tidbit?

  22. nycub 3 years ago


  23. Philley11 3 years ago

    Shot out of a cannon; Butera, Mathis and Hill; you gotta sign one, trade for one and release one. Go!

  24. jb226 3 years ago

    “Now they will have 4 catchers on the 25 man roster when they bring back clevenger.”

    …because that’s really what they would do, right?

    Hill will be outrighted to AAA or released when he’s no longer needed.  Same with Lali (who may go down first, depending on the order people come back).  End result is Soto and Clevenger will be the catchers again once everybody is healthy and where they should be.

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