The Chicago Cubs are nearing a deal with catcher Jason Jaramillo, according MLB Trade Rumors. Jaramillo spent the last three seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization after being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies the 2nd round of the 2004 amateur draft.
In his three MLB seasons, Jaramillo has amassed 366 PAs with 4 homers and a .235/.293/.327 slash. The former Pirates catcher also missed 49 games with a right elbow injury in 2011.
Released by the Pirates following their acquisition of Erik Badard, Jaramillo earned about $420,000 in 2011. If the Cubs do indeed come to terms with the 29 year old, Jaramillo should replace C Koyie Hill as the backup catcher behind C Geovany Soto.
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