Source: Rick Hahn, Cubs can talk

Updated: August 22, 2011, 2:33 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Chicago White Sox vice president and assistant general manager Rick Hahn has a clause in his contract that allows him to interview with a handful of team for a GM position, and the Chicago Cubs are on that list, a major league source told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.

Jim Hendry was fired as Cubs GM on July 22, and he parted ways with the team on Friday.

Hahn, who was selected as the top GM prospect by Baseball America last year, previously has interviewed for GM positions with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets. He pulled himself out of contention for the Cardinals job after two interviews, and he finished runner-up to Sandy Alderson for the Mets job after last season.

Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said he would consider assistant general managers for the position. Ricketts emphasized player development skills, a winning track record and knowledge of things such as sabermetrics as criteria for the job.

ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine contributed to this report.

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