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Cubs GM Hendry, Pujols Say Hug No Big Deal
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cubs general manager Jim Hendry brushed off the hubbub over a hug with Cardinals' star Albert Pujols before Tuesday night's opener.

Pujols, the Cardinals' superstar, could be a prized free agent after the season. Hendry said the greeting had nothing to do with business and the two simply discussed their families.

Pujols told the St. Louis Post Dispatch the hug was just a greeting between two people who respect each other.

The Cubs current first baseman, Carlos Pena, is playing under a one-year, $10 million contract.

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