Sep 20, 2011, 4:51 PM EST
They haven’t hired a new general manager to replace Jim Hendry yet, but the Cubs informed scouting director Tim Wilken that he’ll be retained for next season, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune.
Wilken sat down recently with owner Tom Ricketts and told Sullivan that “he was very supportive” and “he’s a good man.”
Ricketts recently gave a four-year contract extension to player personnel director Oneri Fleita, leading many to wonder why he’d do that before consulting with the new GM, but Wilken will apparently work on a one-year deal in 2012.
He’s been the Cubs’ scouting director since December of 2005.
UPDATE: Gary Hughes, who was a special assistant to Hendry since 2002 and has a great reputation in the scouting world, has stepped down.
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