Catcher Koyie Hill, who was reassigned to the minor leagues earlier on Monday, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a person familiar with the deal. Hill, 35, signed a minor league deal with the Nationals in the winter and was invited to major league camp.
Hill played in 10 games this spring and went 5 for 13 with a double and three RBI. He spent part of last season with the Miami Marlins and played in 18 games. The backup catcher has played in 331 games over parts of 10 seasons in the majors with the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Marlins.
Behind starter Wilson Ramos, the Nationals have catching depth. The Nationals traded for Jose Lobaton last month to be Ramos’s backup, and also have Jhonatan Solano and Sandy Leon as other options.