Theo Epstein has not wasted any time. A day after being announced as the President of Baseball Operations he has added Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod to his staff.
Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod have left the San Diego Padres organization effective immediately to accept positions with the Chicago Cubs … the Cubs will send a player to be named later as compensation for both Hoyer and McLeod.
Jed Hoyer has been named Executive Vice President/General Manager of the Chicago Cubs. Jason McLeod has been named Senior Vice President of Scouting and Player Development.
Oneri Fleita and Tim Wilken will report to Jason McLeod.
A report from San Diego indicated the Padres are not likely to acquire the player to be named later until after the Rule 5 Draft on December 8 … but the two teams have not set an official date.
According to a report from ESPN Chicago, the compensation from the Cubs to the Padres “will come in the form of a lesser player than the one who will go to Boston as compensation for Epstein.”
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