Hoyer, McLeod Leave Padres to Join Epstein With Chicago Cubs

Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are reuniting with Theo Epstein at the Chicago Cubs, years after the trio helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and again in 2007.

In exchange for Hoyer and McLeod, Chicago will send a player and compensation to the San Diego Padres, the Cubs said on their website. The player going to San Diego will be announced later.

Epstein was introduced two days ago as the Cubs’ new president of baseball operations after working as the Red Sox general manager since 2002.

Hoyer, the Padres’ general manager since 2009, comes to the Cubs in the same capacity. McLeod, who followed Hoyer to California where he was assistant general manager, will be head of scouting and player development.

McLeod was the director of amateur scouting for five seasons in Boston during which time he selected Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz, Daniel Bard and Justin Masterson.

Major League Baseball gave the Cubs permission to announce the personnel changes yesterday because Game 6 of the World Series was postponed a day by rain.

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