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Cubs Pick Up Piniella's Option

The Cubs announced today that they are picking up manager Lou Piniella's 2010 club option worth 4 million dollars. Piniella hinted again that he would like to retire after the contract is up, so expect to see Ryne Sandberg and other Cubs minor league managers come up and work with him to make for an easy transition come 2011. Cubs GM Jim Hendry and Piniella are very close, so it is possible they could work out an extension, assuming Hendry gets one this off season as well.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.