Cubs closing in on Jaramillo deal

Updated: October 20, 2009, 5:37 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO-- The Chicago Cubs appear to be closing in on a multi-year deal for hitting instructor Rudy Jaramillo.

The negotiations could land the former Texas hitting instructor a three-year contract that could pay Jaramillo more than $2.4 million over the life of the contract, according to player sources. The Cubs have not commented on the talks. However, it is believed that negotiations are going smoothly at this point.

St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan made $850,000 ...

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