Hendry released from the hospital

Hendry released from the hospital

CHICAGO -- General manager Jim Hendry was released from an Orlando hospital on Friday night and said he was feeling good after undergoing an angioplasty on Wednesday night during the Winter Meetings.

"I'm feeling really good," Hendry said. "I'm back to myself. I'm very thankful to the guys that work with us who finally convinced me to go to the hospital."

Manager Lou Piniella was among the many who told Hendry, 51, to get checked out after the general manager felt ill on Tuesday. Piniella drove Hendry to the hospital on Wednesday.

"I've had hundreds of calls and messages the last two days from people all around the game and friends of mine," Hendry said. "I'm very, very grateful for the support that I've had from the people who care about me. It's been great.

"I'm feeling a lot better and very, very appreciative of everything people have done for me."

Hendry was expected back in Chicago on Sunday.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.