Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Cubs GM Hendry admitted to hospital with exhaustion
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida -- Chicago Cubs general
manager Jim Hendry was admitted to the hospital with exhaustion
The team said the condition is not life-threatening, but the
51-year-old Hendry will remain overnight for observation.
The Cubs on Wednesday signed free agent lefthander Ted Lilly to
a four-year, $40 million contract, pending a physical. They
also have signed star outfielder Alfonso Soriano and versatile
infielder Mark DeRosa this offseason, in addition to re-signing
third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
"(Hendry) is getting after it and I'm appreciative of that,"
Cubs manager Lou Piniella said Wednesday afternoon. "I was told
when I came here that there is urgency to win and believe me,
they are showing that commitment."