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Hendry likes reported Castro deal

Updated: August 22, 2012, 12:26 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who signed Starlin Castro as an amateur free agent in 2006, praised the extension the Cubs reportedly struck with the All-Star shortstop.

The seven-year, $60 million extension, first reported by ESPN Deportes, will become official once it's drafted and the contract language is ironed out, sources told ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla.

Hendry, who was fired from the Cubs last year and is currently a special assistant to New York Yankees ...

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