Hendry to join Yankees as assistant

Chicago CubsJed Hoyer Brian CashmanTheo EpsteinJim Hendry

Former Cubs general manager Jim Hendry will be announced as a new special assistant to Yankees' GM Brian Cashman, a source confirmed Tuesday.

Hendry, who was fired by the Cubs in August, will not only help the Yankees scout major league talent, but will be involved with grading the minor league system and helping the team with the draft.

A 17-year employe of the Cubs, Hendry guided the team to three playoffs, including back-to-back appearances in 2007-2008. But they followed that with second- and fifth-place finishes before Hendry was fired and eventually replaced by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

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