According to multiple reports, the Cubs acquired Koyie Hill from the Reds for cash considerations. Hill signed a minor league contract with the Reds after being released by the Cardinals in the off-season.
Koyie Hill is with the team and is in Saturday’s starting lineup and is hitting eighth.
Welington Castillo is expected to miss four to seven days after an MRI revealed a mild MCL sprain in his right knee.
With the addition of Koyie Hill, the Cubs now have five catchers on the 40-man roster, which stands at 40 players. Koyie Hill was playing at the Double-A level for the Reds and was hitting .195/.250/.341/.591 with three doubles and a home run in 19 games.
The Cubs non-tendered Koyie Hill in the off-season and he ended up signing a minor league contract with the Cardinals that included a non-roster invite to big league camp. Hill posted a .194/.268/.276/.545 line in 46 games with the Cubs last season that included three doubles, a triple and two home runs.
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