Jaramillo Talking Contract with the Cubs

According to a report from Bruce Levine, the Cubs and hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo have begun discussions on a contract that would possibly make him the highest paid coach in Major League Baseball.” Levine’s sources indicated the Rangers’ former hitting coach “may get upwards of $750,000 or more in a multi-year deal” either with the Cubs or another Major League Club. The Astros, Mets. Giants and Indians are believed to be interested in hiring Rudy Jaramillo.

Jon Heyman, from SI.com, reported on Monday afternoon that Jaramillo is “likely to join the Cubs and expected to be the highest paid coach at $800,000 per year.

Bruce Levine reported that Jaramillo could make a decision within a week.

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