Koyie Hill Elects Free Agency

Koyie Hill is a now a free agent after declining his outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa, tweets Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com. The switch-hitting catcher was outrighted by the Cubs on Friday, a day after being designated for assignment.

Hill appeared in 11 games with the Cubs this year compiling a slash line of .179/.179/.205. Hill has a career line of .210/.271/.294 over 313 games in nine years. The 33-year-old will be looking to hook on with his fourth major league organization in 2012 after spending Spring Training with the Cardinals and playing for the Reds' Double-A affiliate. 

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5 Comments on "Koyie Hill Elects Free Agency"

3 years 2 months ago

Hill is an absolute, top shelf character guy and he handles pitchers well. Unfortunately, other than that, he’s really not good at baseball. You never know how long a backup catcher with MLB experience and a nice guy rep will manage to hang on, but it still feels like he’s just delaying the start of an inevitable coaching career.

3 years 2 months ago

lol…good luck with that Koy……I’m sure other teams are just dying to sign the cubs temporary emergency 3rd string catcher who bats .180 to a major league contract.

Carlos M
3 years 2 months ago

4th string.

Grayson Gallegos
3 years 2 months ago

When you get DFA’d by the worst team in baseball it’s time for a new career.

3 years 2 months ago

I watched a short interview of Koyie a while ago, but I can’t find it now.

I got the sense that Koyie was getting close to hanging it up before the Cubs called him, and he doesn’t have much interest in toiling away in the minors. 

He’s a guy who I could see becoming a coach if he’s interested in that.