Breaking News Bar
updated: 5/19/2012 6:24 PM

Cubs reacquire Koyie Hill from Reds

Success - Article sent! close
Associated Press

The Cubs have reacquired catcher Koyie Hill in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations.

The 33-year-old Hill returns to the Cubs after spending all or part of the past five seasons in the organization from 2007-11. He batted .208 with seven home runs and 63 RBI in 252 games with the Cubs during his first stint.

Hill was batting .195 this season with a homer and five RBIs for Pensacola -- the Reds' Double-A affiliate.

Cubs starting catcher Geovany Soto had left knee surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday. Backup Wellington Castillo has a sprained knee ligament and will be out four to seven days. On Friday, the Cubs called up catcher Blake Lallio.

And on Saturday they recalled right-hander Randy Wells from Triple-A Iowa and he will pitch out of the bullpen after Kerry Wood's retirement Friday.

Wells was 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA in two starts with Chicago earlier this season.

Get articles sent to your inbox.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.