With the retirement of Kerry Wood, Chicago’s 40-man roster still stands at 40 players.
Hill, 33, returns to the Cubs after spending all or part of the past five years in the organization (2007-11). He hit .208 (149-for-716) with seven home runs and 63 RBI in 252 games with the Cubs during his first stint. The Cubs went 106-88, good for a .546 winning percentage, in Hill’s 194 starts behind the plate during his five seasons with the club.
The switch-hitter batted .195 (8-for-41) with three doubles, one home run and five RBI in 14 games with Cincinnati’s Double-A Pensacola affiliate this season.