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Koyie Hill | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/9/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Wichita State
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Phillies sent C Koyie Hill outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Hill's presence was no longer needed with Wil Nieves recovered from a mid-June quad strain and Carlos Ruiz due back later this week from a concussion. Hill went 5-for-21 (.238) in his nearly month-long stay in Philly. Jul 21 - 2:37 PM

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Phillies recalled C Koyie Hill from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Hill will take the place of Carlos Ruiz on the active roster, and will serve as the team's primary backup while Ruiz battles concussion-like symptoms. The veteran backstop was hitting .240/.341/.373 with three homers and 17 RBI in 45 games at Lehigh Valley.
Jun 27 - 7:07 PM

Koyie Hill is now in major league camp.

The Phillies sent out Cameron Rupp and Sebastian Valle on Tuesday, so Hill will provide some depth over the next few days. He's likely to begin the year in the minors.
Mar 25 - 2:20 PM

Phillies acquired C Koyie Hill from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Hill turned 35 earlier this month and owns a .206/.266/.287 batting line in the majors. He'll serve as organizational depth for Philadelphia.
Mar 17 - 4:09 PM

Nationals signed C Koyie Hill to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Hill turns 35 in March and owns a .206/.266/.287 batting line in the majors. He played with the Marlins last year. He'll function as catching depth for Washington.
Feb 5 - 10:47 AM

Koyie Hill has elected free agency.

Hill was removed from the 40-man roster Monday and will now look for a job elsewhere. He appeared in 18 games with the Marlins this season.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 07:25:00 PM

Marlins sent C Koyie Hill outright to Triple-A New Orleans.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster. Hill appeared in 18 games with the Marlins this season.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 04:14:00 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of C Koyie Hill from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll back up Jeff Mathis with Rob Brantly now at Triple-A. Hill has batted just .210/.271/.294 over parts of nine big league seasons.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Marlins signed C Koyie Hill to a minor league contract.

It's looking like the Marlins will carry Kyle Skipworth as Rob Brantly's backup, so Hill will provide depth at Triple-A. He batted .179/.179/.205 in 11 games last year with the Cubs.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Rangers signed C Koyie Hill to a minor league contract.

Hill was given his release by the Nationals earlier this month after hitting just .163 with two homers and a .457 OPS in 33 games with Triple-A Syracuse. The 33-year-old is a .210/.271/.294 hitter over parts of nine seasons in the majors and will presumably serve as catching depth at the Triple-A level.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 05:19:00 PM

Nationals released C Koyie Hill.

Hill signed a minor league deal with the Nats in June and was batting .163 with two homers and a .457 OPS in 33 games with Triple-A Syracuse. The 33-year-old backstop will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 04:59:00 PM

Nationals signed C Koyie Hill to a minor league contract.

Hill must be approaching some sort of record. Washington will be the fourth National League club that has employed him this season. The 33-year-old spent spring training with the Cardinals, signed a minor league deal with the Reds in April and was dealt to the Cubs three weeks later. Chicago DFA's Hill last week, he passed through waivers and refused an assignment to Triple-A. That story is far more interesting than the player who hit just .179 with a .385 OPS in 39 plate appearances with the Cubs. Regardless of whether or not he works his way back to the majors this year, he has zero fantasy value.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 03:01:00 PM

Koyie Hill declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa and elected free agency.

Hill passed through waivers after being designated for assignment on Thursday by the Cubs. He was ineffective in his stay with Chicago, hitting just .179 with a .385 OPS in 39 plate appearances. The 33-year-old spent spring training with the Cardinals, signed a minor league deal with the Reds in April and was dealt to the Cubs three weeks later. In other words, his next organization will be his fourth this season.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 06:15:00 PM

Cubs sent C Koyie Hill outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Hill had to pass through waivers after being designated for assignment on Thursday. He was ineffective in his stay with the Cubs, hitting just .179 with a .385 OPS in 39 plate appearances. He'll continue to act as organizational depth at Triple-A.
Sat, Jun 16, 2012 07:20:00 PM

Cubs designated C Koyie Hill for assignment.

Hill has batted just .179 with a .385 OPS in 39 plate appearances with the Cubs this season. The 33-year-old backstop seems likely to pass through waivers and accept an organizational depth role at Triple-A Iowa.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 11:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia