The Chicago Cubs have signed free agent catcher Jason Jaramillo to a minor league contract, according to Tim Dierkes of MLBTR. It had previously been reported by Dierkes that the two sides were nearing a deal, but now he's reporting that the agreement has been completed.
Jaramillo, 29, has spent the past three years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He's appeared in 119 games with the Pirates, posting a .237/.295/.327 line over 366 plate appearances. His numbers were better while spending 2011 in Triple-A, posting a .276/.368/.373 line in 155 PA's, but he's never shown much pop even for his position.
The Cubs' current plan at catcher has Geovany Soto starting and rookie Welington Castillo backing him up, but Jaramillo gives them an additional option and some depth given that they don't have much beyond those two.
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