Originally posted on PRO Rumors  |  Last updated 2/1/12
The New York Yankees have hired former Cubs General Manager, Jim Hendry, as a special assignment scout under General Manager Brian Cashman reports Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. Cashman believes Hendry will be an “invaluabe resource” (via Levine). “He can scout amateur players; he scouts pro players for us,” he said. “He's as connected in the game as you can possibly be. Everybody loves this man.” According to a source close to Levine, the 56 year old Hendry agreed to a multiyear deal with the Yankees. And another source close to Levine said Hendry's duties will include “looking at minor league players, major league players and spending time with the major league team.” The Cubs fired Hendry in August 2011. During Hendry's tenure as a General Manager, the Cubs were 749-748, one game above .500 and won three division titles(2003, ‘07, ‘08). Image by Ed Yourdon under the Creative Commons License.
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