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Cubs sign catcher Jaramillo as possible backup

By Dave van Dyck, Tribune reporter

6:56 PM CST, January 18, 2012

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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, Koyie Hill, was not resigned by the Cubs.

dvandyck@tribune.com