Report: Cubs executive Jason McLeod to leave organization

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(670 The Score) The turnover in the Cubs front office is continuing early in the team’s offseason.

Senior vice president of player personnel Jason McLeod is set to leave the organization, Patrick Mooney of the Athletic reported Friday evening.
McLeod had been with the organization since 2011, overseeing the scouting and player development departments as the Cubs underwent a rebuild and then won the World Series in 2016. For most of his Chicago tenure, McLeod was the de facto third-ranking member of the front office behind Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. He shifted to player personnel in 2019.

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McLeod’s contract is set to expire at the end of October, and he declined an offer to remain with the Cubs, the Athletic reported.

“As Jed charts his course and brings in people — as he should as the president of the team — I just felt like now is a good time to seek new challenges elsewhere,” McLeod told the Athletic. “There’s been a lot of stories written and talk about how Theo, Jed and I have been together for so long, and it’s been such an incredible journey. But now I’m just ready to turn the page and really excited to see what other opportunities and challenges are out there for me.”

McLeod isn’t the only longtime member of the Cubs front office to be leaving his post. Assistant general manager Randy Bush will transition into an advisory role with the organization, the Athletic reported earlier this week.

On the addition front, the Cubs on Monday introduced Carter Hawkins as their new general manager, a position that had been vacant since Epstein resigned last November and Hoyer was promoted to president of baseball operations.