1/18 Cubs sign Jason Jaramillo
The Cubs have signed catcher Jason Jaramillo to a Minor League deal. He has batted .235 in 366 big league plate appearances over the last three seasons with the Pirates. A second-round pick of the Phillies, Jaramillo, 29, was bothered last season by an elbow injury. He’ll compete with Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger for the backup catcher’s job on the Cubs.
The Cubs have yet to announce their non-roster invitees to Spring Training. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 18.
— Carrie Muskat