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Cubs release de la Cruz
between the Brewers, Padres, Marlins and Tigers over the past 11 years, having made just 26 appearances at the big-league level. In other news, the Rangers continued to stockpile former Cubs catchers, as they inked Koyie Hill to a deal.
Searching for answers, Ian Stewart goes on DL
from Triple-A Iowa, and also activated catcher Welington Castillo from the disabled list while designating catcher Koyie Hill for assignment. Stewart described a tingling sensation, and having trouble with his swing on inside pitches. He said
Cubs recall Valbuena, Castillo
another has returned. Ian Stewart was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a left wrist injury and catcher Koyie Hill was designated for assignment. In corresponding moves, catcher Welington Castillo was activated from the DL and infielder
Sunday's Cubs lineup
LF Starlin Castro SS David DeJesus RF Alfonso Soriano DH Jeff Baker 1B Joe Mather CF Darwin Barney 2B Ian Stewart 3B Koyie Hill C Ryan Dempster is starting for the Cubs against Minnesota lefty Francisco Liriano.
Aoki's walk-off deals Cubs series loss
their NL Central rivals.Bryan LaHair temporarily gave Chicago the lead with a pinch-hit home run in the eighth and Koyie Hill added an RBI double for the Cubs. Coleman (0-1) took the loss.
Cubs' starting lineup -- Thursday
2B 3. Starlin Castro - SS 4. Alfonso Soriano - LF 5. Jeff Baker - 1B 6. Joe Mather - CF 7. Ian Stewart - 3B 8. Koyie Hill - C 9. Matt Garza - P Randy Wolf will start on the mound for Milwaukee.
Cubs cant afford to swing and miss in this draft
who left to a standing ovation in the ninth inning, and could have used some more help from his defense. Catcher Koyie Hill couldnt hold onto the ball during a play at the plate, and Soriano had trouble making a few plays out in left field
Hill on the play at the plate
Koyie Hill felt the play at the plate for San Francisco's first run was 'pretty textbook' and said he didn't do rule No. 1 and catch the ball - 6/3
Cubs' anemic offense can't solve Zito
coach Tim Flannery aggressively waved Pagan home and he slid in safely ahead of Johnson's one-hop throw that catcher Koyie Hill could not handle to give the Giants a 1-0 lead.The Giants added a run in the eighth when Gregor Blanco scored from
Castro hitting third again for Cubs
2B 3. Starlin Castro - SS 4. Alfonso Soriano - LF 5. Jeff Baker - 1B 6. Ian Stewart - 3B 7. Reed Johnson - RF 8. Koyie Hill - C 9. Travis Wood - P Mather typically gets time at third base when the Cubs face a lefty, but he went 0-for-3