Cubs fire GM Jim Hendry after 9 years

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Hendry’s clubs went 749-748 during his time as general manager. He joined the Cubs in November 1994 as the club’s director of player development and later served as scouting director before being promoted to assistant general manager.

Before that, Hendry spent three seasons with the Marlins and eight seasons as head coach of the Creighton Blue Jays, where he was named the 1991 National Coach of the Year after leading Creighton to a third-place finish in the College World Series.

Bush, 52, has been the assistant general manager with the Cubs for five seasons. He played 12 seasons with the Twins and won two championships (1987 and 1991).

“I would love to stay on in some capacity,” Bush said. “I’m very realistic. I understand that the new GM will come in and evaluate who fits where and how it all fits going forward. But this has been a great opportunity for me. I’ve learned a lot.”

Ricketts indicated he would like to retain player development executives Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilkin, but said that ultimately will be up to the new general manager.

He also said team president Crane Kenney was doing “a good job” with the business side, and that there is “a really great win-win solution out there” that will spur economic growth as the team tries to secure public funding to renovate Wrigley Field.

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AP Sports Writer Rick Gano and freelancer writers Joe Esse and Bradford Doolittle contributed to this report.

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