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Cubs Fire GM Jim Hendry After 9 Years

The Chicago Cubs have fired general manager Jim Hendry after another disappointing season.

The Cubs announced the move Friday before a game with the rival St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs come into the game 18 1/2 games out of first place in the National League Central and 16 games below .500.

Assistant GM Randy Bush will serve as interim manager.

The 56-year-old Hendry was named general manager in July 2002. New owner Tom Ricketts thanked Hendry for 17 years of service to the Cubs. Ricketts says it's time for a "fresh approach in our baseball leadership and our search begins immediately."

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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