Cubs reacquire catcher Hill from Reds for cash considerations wire reports

CHICAGO -- The Chicago 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 years 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 RBI for the Reds' Double-A affiliate at Pensacola, Fla.

Cubs starting catcher Geovany Soto had left knee surgery Friday to repair a torn meniscus and backup Wellington Castillo has a sprained knee ligament and will be out four to seven days.

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