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Cubs Fire Hitting Coach Rudy Jaramillo

Given the disasterous season the Cubs have experienced thus far, it wasn't going to be a surprise when some heads started to roll.

On Tuesday, the Cubs announced the firing of hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo.

Jaramillo was hired in Oct. 2009 and was in his third season as Cubs hitting coach. He came highly-touted from the Texas Rangers and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman believed Jaramillo was one of the highest-paid hitting coaches in the Majors.

But the Cubs have hit .247 as a team and are second-last in the NL with a .304 on-base percentage. It is interesting that the Cubs would announce the firing on the day of a game, rather than during Monday's off-day, but this way, it gets covered up by stories about today's game against the Tigers. A rough season for the Cubs continues to get rougher.

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