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.
and the baseball universe has re-stabilized..
The 100+ year streak ends … NOW, Cubs fans!
Is Jim Henery back?
Is this real life?
I’m curious how much money they paid for a guy hitting below the Mendoza line in AA….
I guess the organization was going through some old photos and got all nostalgic.
Who exactly does Hill have compromising pictures of in the Cubs front office?
What are they thinking?!?
That “VUUURP” sound you hear was 4 million Cub fans collectively throwing up in their mouths.
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*
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.
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
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.
Saw him in a couple games here on the AA squad. Couldn’t hit a lick.
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.
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.
That is not cool!!
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
They must have paid the Reds a really shiny nickel for him because so far this year that is all he’s worth.
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.
Please does anyone understand this tidbit?
Shot out of a cannon; Butera, Mathis and Hill; you gotta sign one, trade for one and release one. Go!