Koyie Hill declined an outright assignment to Triple-A Iowa and elected free agency.
Hill passed through waivers after being designated for assignment on Thursday by the Cubs. He was ineffective in his stay with Chicago, hitting just .179 with a .385 OPS in 39 plate appearances. The 33-year-old spent spring training with the Cardinals, signed a minor league deal with the Reds in April and was dealt to the Cubs three weeks later. In other words, his next organization will be his fourth this season.