Today the Cubs added Luis Valbuena to the 40-man roster, and activated Welington Castillo from the disabled list, so some space was needed on each roster. The Cubs took a two birds approach, and hurled Koyie Hill as the stone. Hill was designated for assignment, which opens up each necessary spot.

Castillo has been recovering from a knee injury in the minors, and must have been feeling pretty well. Geovany Soto is expected back next week, so it will be interesting to see what the Cubs do with their three catchers then.


Hill will now either be traded, released, or, more likely, put on waivers. If he clears, he’ll have to decide whether he will accept an assignment to the minors, or if he’ll become a free agent.

I’m not saying, I’m just saying: Ryan Dempster and Hill are very good friends.

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