Padres Drop Compensation Claim for Hoyer and McLeod

According to a report from the North County Times, the Padres have dropped their compensation claim against the Cubs for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod. The Padres were expected to receive player compensation from the Cubs for Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod leaving the organization last off-season to take similar positions in the Cubs’ front office.

The two sides agreed that the Padres would receive a player or players in return for letting both Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod out of their contracts but were not able to agree on the compensation. The long, drawn out compensation saga between the Cubs and Red Sox over Theo Epstein likely had an impact on the talks between the Cubs and Padres for Hoyer and McLeod.

The deadline to settle the compensation issue between the Cubs and Padres kept getting moved back from the first of the year, to the beginning, then end of Spring Training. As the season progressed it appeared that the two teams had tabled the compensation discussion and now it appears both organizations have decided to move on according to Bill Center’s report.

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