Rangers beat writer T.R. Sullivan drops a little line in his mailbag on the future of Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo:
The Rangers have asked Jaramillo to return as hitting coach. He is unsigned for next year, though, and a contract still has to be worked out. If a new contract hasn't been finished by Oct. 31, Jaramillo is free to speak with other clubs. The Chicago Cubs have fired hitting coach Von Joshua and Jaramillo would be high on their list. The Rays have also dismissed their hitting coach. The Astros are another team that could have interest in Jaramillo.
This is pure speculation on his part (or he would have cited it. He's no Ringolsby.), but if the Astros are interested in a hitting coach with a big-time track record, Jaramillo would be the guy.