Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/31/12

The New York Yankees hired former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has a special assignment scout under general manager Brian Cashman on Tuesday.

Hendry worked 17 years in the Cubs organization, wearing a variety of hats - ranging from general manager from 2002-11 to farm director. He was fired as general manager in August by Chicago chairman Tom Ricketts.

The 56-year-old Hendry agreed to a multi-year deal with the Yankees, ESPN Chicago reported, citing a source.

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