10/16 Hitting coach update
The Cubs have asked the Rangers for permission to talk to Rudy Jaramillo about filling their hitting coach vacancy. Jaramillo, 59, broke ties with the Rangers when the team offered a one-year deal for 2010, not a multi-year contract. Jaramillo is at the top of the Cubs’ list to fill the job. Cubs GM Jim Hendry would not confirm whether he’s talked to Jaramillo, who has been the Rangers hitting coach since 1995, and is still under contract until Oct. 31.
— Carrie Muskat