Hoyer rejoins Epstein as Cubs GM


CHICAGO — Theo Epstein didn’t waste any time getting his band back together. The Cubs announced Wednesday night that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod will leave the Padres front office to join Epstein’s baseball operations department in Chicago, effective immediately. The Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation. Hoyer, who was the Padres’ general manager, takes over as the Cubs’ GM, while McLeod will be the head of scouting and player development.