From the Wire … Hoyer and McLeod Officially Join Cubs Front Office

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 Cubsthe 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.

As was the case with the announcement Theo Epstein had been hired, the Cubs have agreed to forego further comment about the additions of Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod until the completion of the World Series. The Cubs will introduce Jed Hoyer as the team’s new GM in a press conference after the Fall Classic.

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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