(CBS) The Cubs have fired hitting Rudy Jaramillo and named James Rowson, minor league hitting coordinator, as interim major league hitting coach.

Additionally, Tom Beyers has been named interim minor league hitting coordinator.

The 35-year-old Rowson joined the Cubs during the offseason after six seasons in the New York Yankees organization, including the last four years as their minor league hitting coordinator from 2008-11.

Jaramillo was named the Cubs hitting coach in October of 2009 and was in his third season in his role.