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Yankees hire Jim Hendry

Updated: February 1, 2012, 11:28 AM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry has been hired by the New York Yankees as a special assignment scout under GM Brian Cashman.

Hendry, who was the Cubs GM from 2002-11, was let go by chairman Tom Ricketts after two straight fifth-place finishes.

Cashman said he believes Hendry will be an invaluable resource.

"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."

Hendry, ...

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