From the Wire … Sveum Retains Rudy Jaramillo

Dale Sveum’s coaching staff is beginning to take shape. According to a report from the Sun-Times, Dale Sveum has decided to keep Rudy Jaramillo for the final year of the three-year, $2.42 million contract he signed with the Cubs in October of 2009. Jaramillo said he was happy to be back with the Cubs and on Sveum’s staff.

As for the rest of his coaching staff, Dale Sveum informed Ivan DeJesus and Bobby Dernier that they will not be back next season.

Dale Sveum is expected to retain both Pat Listach and Lester Strode … two other coaches under contract for next season. Listach and Sveum are close friends dating back to their time together in the Brewers’ system.

As for Mark Riggins, the Sun-Times reported that he and Sveum spoke over the weekend are expected to talk again soon.

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