Matt Terl
Thursday October 27th, 2011

According to Major League Baseball's official Twitter feed, the San Diego Padres have announced that general manager Jed Hoyer and scouting director Jason McCleod will be joining Theo Epstein with the Chicago Cubs.

The tweet from @MLB read, "BREAKING: Cubs, Padres announce that Jed Hoyer & Jason McLeod will leave the Padres, effective immediately, to accept positions with Cubs."

A follow-up tweet added, "Padres will announce Josh Byrnes as Jed Hoyer's successor as executive vice president/general manager on Oct. 31."

Hoyer and McCleod worked under Epstein to build the Boston Red Sox's championship teams; Hoyer left first when he was hired to be the Padres' GM in 2009, and McLeod was brought to San Diego a few months later.

With the Cubs, Hoyer will become Executive Vice President/General Manager while McLeod will receive the title of Senior Vice President/Scouting and Player Development.  The Cubs will also send a player to be named later as part of the deal.

The Cubs and Padres released a joint statement announcing the moves:

The Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres jointly announce today that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod will leave the Padres, effective immediately, to accept positions with the Cubs. The Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named later as compensation.

Both the Cubs and the Padres intend to hold press conferences after the World Series. The Cubs intend to announce Hoyer as Executive Vice President/General Manager and McLeod as Senior Vice President/Scouting and Player Development, while the Padres intend to announce Josh Byrnes as Hoyer's successor. Out of respect for the World Series, both clubs have agreed to forego further comment until holding their respective news conferences after the World Series is complete.

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