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The St. Louis Cardinals have added catching depth behind three-time All-Star Yadier Molina, agreeing to a minor-league contract with longtime Chicago Cubs backup Koyie Hill, a source told FOXSports.com.
The Cubs non-tendered Hill, 32, after he batted .194 in 46 games last year. Hill's contract with St. Louis calls for a $750,000 base salary if he makes the big-league club.
Hill, a career .211 hitter, is valued mostly for his contributions behind the plate. The Cubs went 106-88 in his starts from 2007 through 2011. Hill's veteran presence and knowledge of the National League Central likely would be valued by new Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.
Other than Molina, the Cardinals have two catchers on their 40-man roster: Tony Cruz, who has caught 20 games in the major leagues, and Bryan Anderson, who has caught eight.
BEST OF MAXIM
Everyone has been waiting for weeks for the Cubs to trade Matt Garza and now... they still have to wait. What they don't have to wait for is the Cubs to replace Garza in the rotation as they look to have lined up his replacement by signing free agent pitcher Paul Maholm today.
Financial terms of the deal have not been released yet, but this definitely looks like a smart move...
I had planned on running some baseball trivia today following the morning news, but things change. Jeremiah is MIA this morning and the Cubs made a move. As a result, here is the release on said move to add Paul Maholm.
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Details on How Fans Can Enjoy Weekend That Includes Caravan, BBWAA Dinner & ARF Events
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