Cubs demote Hill to minors

Updated: May 3, 2008, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Chicago Cubs left-hander Rich Hill was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday less than a day after he walked four and recorded just two outs in a start against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hill is 1-0 with a 4.12 ERA in five starts this season but has walked 18 in 19 2-3 innings. Both Hill and manager Lou Piniella expect he'll be back in the rotation soon.

"I haven't been right since the beginning of spring training, so I'll go down there and work on what needs to be worked ...

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