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Cubs sign catcher Jaramillo as possible backup

Cubs sign catcher Jaramillo as possible backup
Cubs catcher Geovany Soto tags out Pittsburgh's Jason Jaramillo at home. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

The Cubs have signed 29-year-old

Jason Jaramillo

to a minor league contract, with the possibility he could make the team in

spring training

as the backup to

Geovany Soto

.

The switch-hitter missed much of last season with an elbow injury, but has played for the Pirates as a backup. Last year’s backup,

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Koyie Hill
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, was not resigned by the Cubs.

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