The Cubs have dismissed hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo and replaced him with James Rowson. Rowson joined the Cubs in the off-season after spending six seasons in the Yankees organization. Rowson had been serving as the Cubs minor league hitting coordinator.
James Rowson takes over on an interim basis as the Cubs hitting coach. According to Buster Olney, there was basic philosophical split between Rudy Jaramillo and new Cubs’ regime and Olney is not the first to report the differences. Jarmillo and the Cubs no longer believe in the same things. With the recent press that Jaramillo was receiving, this change comes as no surprise.
Jim Hendry hired Rudy Jaramillo on October 21, 2009. Jaramillo is making $850,000 on the final season of the three-year deal he signed.
Tom Beyers was named the Cubs interim minor league hitting coordinator.
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