Hitting coach 'wanted some security'

Updated: October 14, 2009, 4:37 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Longtime hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo rejected a one-year contract offer and will not return to the Texas Rangers next season, it was announced Wednesday.

Jaramillo's contract will expire on Oct. 31, and he will become a free agent at that time. Jaramillo, 59, had been the Rangers' hitting coach since 1995.

"It goes without saying that Rudy has given 15 outstanding years of service," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday. ...

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