According to multiple reports, the Cubs avoided arbitration on Wednesday with catcher Koyie Hill. Hill agreed to a one-year deal worth $850,000.
Koyie Hill earned $700,000 in 2010 and is favored to be the back-up to Geovany Soto when the season begins. The Cubs currently have four catchers on the 40-man roster … Soto, Hill, Welington Castillo and Max Ramirez.
With Jeff Baker and Koyie Hill avoiding arbitration, the Cubs have five players that remain arbitration eligible … Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, Matt Garza, Tom Gorzelanny and Sean Marshall.
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