Former Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry had found a new home and will become a special assistant to New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, according to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. Hendry saddled the Cubs with long-term contracts and fading assets without ever reaching a World Series during his nine-year tenure as general manager in Chicago, but his teams did win three division titles -- in 2003, 2007 and 2008 -- and came oh-so-close to a World Series berth in 2003 before falling to the Marlins in a crushing seven-game NLCS failure.
Hendry's exact role and responsibility as a special assistant with the Yankees has not yet been defined, and may never fit a traditional definition, but the MLB front office veteran will no doubt put his broad experience as a farm director, scouting director, assistant GM and GM to good use with the Yankees.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have moved forward with President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer, who have spent much of their first offseason trying to unwind some of Hendry's myopic moves.
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