Rotowire note on Cubs C Koyie Hill:
Sat, Aug 1
After Saturday's start, Hill had started 22 consecutive games, the Associated Press reports.
Recommendation: That is the most started by a Cubs catcher since 1986, and Hill can thank Geovany Soto's injury for the streak. He has gone 15-for-79 (.190) over those starts, and his playing time should diminish when Soto returns.
Not a good sign for those hoping Fox will grab catcher eligibility (which would make him an instant pickup in almost all formats). I mean, we're not talking about Joe Mauer blocking his path, here. Lou's apparently more comfortable with that .190 over 22 games than he is with Fox wearing a catcher's mitt.