News: Chicago Cubs Sign Hitting Coach Rudy Jaramillo

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IOctober 21, 2009

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 25:  Rudy Jaramillo of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait during Photo Day on February 25, 2007 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

It's official. The quick courtship of Rudy Jaramillo by the Chicago Cubs added up to a three-year deal worth reportedly $800,000 per season on Wednesday morning.

The salary makes Jaramillo the highest paid coach in baseball.

Jaramillo comes to Chicago with an impressive resume, having coached 17 Silver Slugger Award winners in 10 seasons. He is considered one of the most respected coaches in the game.

Unfortunately for the Cubs, the hitting coach can't keep the team healthy or prescribe something to diffuse Milton Bradley. Those were the issues that plagued the Cubs in 2009, when they fired two hitting coaches as scapegoats for their poor performance.

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