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Cubs hire Jaramillo as hitting coach

Updated: October 21, 2009, 1:39 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

The Cubs announced Wednesday that they had hired former Texas Rangers hitting instructor Rudy Jaramillo.

Player sources told ESPNChicago.com on Tuesday that Jaramillo would sign a three-year, $2.42 million contract.

"Rudy Jaramillo is widely regarded as the premiere hitting instructor in the game," Cubs GM Jim Hendry said. "The addition of Rudy to our franchise is a strong statement from our new owners, the Ricketts family, and we thank them for allowing us to move quickly ...

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