Found May 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Chicago Cubs acquired catcher Koyie Hill from the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations on Saturday. Hill will be available for the Cubs tonight against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. Hill will wear No. 55 while Blake Parker will switch to No. 50. The Cubs' 40-man roster remains at 40 players with the retirement of Kerry Wood. Hill, 33, returns to the Cubs after spending all or part of the past five years in the organization (2007-11). He hit .208 with seven home runs and 63 RBI in 252 games with the Cubs during his first stint. The switch-hitter batted .195 with three doubles, one home run and five RBI in 14 games with the Reds' Class AA Pensacola affiliate this season.

Cubs reacquire Koyie Hill from Reds

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...

MINOR details 5/20/12: Soto brings the mustard as Bats win again

Soto had a big Bats blast. Louisville 7 Lehigh Valley 3 -It was back-to-back wins for the Bats (15-30) as Pedro Villarreal (2-0) allowed just two earned runs in his 6.2 innings for the win. Jordan Smith got the save (3) tossing 1.1 scoreless innings. -2B Willie Harris had two hits with a double and two RBI. 3B Chris Valaika added a double and an RBI as well. The big moment...

Plus Five MPH is Back

Like a bad penny, the Cubs can't seem to catch a break. Here is the list of the broken catchers: Steve Clevenger -Oblique rib cage strain. He is scheduled to return to the batting cage this weekend and might be ready to come off the DL by next weekend in Pittsburgh. Geo Soto - Went on the DL with a knee meniscus tear and had it repaired/ trimmed on Friday. Out at least 3 weeks...

Kid K Calls it Quits

It was hinted at on twitter last night that big Cubs news was coming today and news did come. Somewhat reminiscent of Ryne Sandberg's in-season retirement, Kerry Wood will announce that he's retiring from baseball. I'm sure he'll give his reasons at the press conference, but when elite athletes can no longer do the things that made them elite, the fire to compete...

Reds getting beat up in the Big Apple

The road trip started off ok, splitting with the Braves and then for a moment it looked like the Reds could have swept the Mets.  Then a bunch of runs were given up by guys that just don’t give up runs (Lurch and the Missile). So many fans thought by splitting this road trip at 3 and 4 would be a success, I was hoping for the opposite.  A 4 and 3 road trip would have set the...

Kerry Wood Never Fulfilled His Potential, But He’ll Always Have a Spot in Cubs Fans’ Hearts

The first ever professional baseball game I went to was Kerry Wood’s 20-K, one-hitter against the Houston Astros on April 12th, 1998. I was six years old, so I don’t remember much of anything from that game, but I do remember being told over and over again that I was witnessing MLB history. That day Chicago Cubs fans and I fell in love with Kerry Wood. Fast forward to May 18th...


The Cincinnati Bullpen has been a pleasant surprise after suffering multiple injuries. Aroldis Chapman still has a zero ERA and Logan Ondrusek did not allow a run until Thursday. Sean Marshall set up the Reds win on Sunday and they're hoping he'll regain the form he had in that role while with the Cubs. Add in Jose Arredondo and Reds fans may hearken back to the days of the Nasty Boys.

Wood announces retirement after game

Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood's strikeout was thought to be the final batter he faced in his career. Wood, the flame-throwing pitcher known for a record-setting 20-strikeout performance, reportedly was planning to announce his retirement Friday after the Cubs' game against the Chicago White Sox. Wood reportedly wanted one more opportunity to pitch in a game, then retire...

Kerry Wood to retire

According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago right handed pitcher Kerry Wood has announced his retirement. Wood, 34, was 0-2 with a 8.64 ERA, 1.1 HR/9, 11.9 BB/9, 5.4 SO/9, and a DL stint in 8.1 innings with the Cubs so far. The right hander left a career 86-75 record with a 3.67 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 4.3 BB/9 and 10.3 SO/9 in 1,379.2 innings with the Cubs, Indians and Yankees. He began his...

Man uses kid to catch out of reach foul ball

A man in Cincinnati red— surrounded by New York Yankees blue—lifted a young boy over his head to snag a foul ball hit by Reds' slugger Joey Votto during a game at Yankee Stadium.  It might have been the  only good thing any Reds fan could take away from the game as Andy Pettitte baffled the visiting team with eight scoreless innings for a 4-0 victory. There were 42, 014...

Kerry Wood: What If?

Kerry Wood announced his retirement this past weekend. It’s more of a Chicago story, although Wood briefly played for the Yankees in 2010. The news didn’t created a ripple here in New York, but its interesting how Wood symbolizes such a promising, yet frustrating era in Cubs history. The lessons learned from it can be applied to any sport in any town. Everyone remembers the 20...

05-18 Jon Paul Morosi's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.
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