Officials leaving Padres for Cubs

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The Padres and Cubs have announced that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are leaving San Diego to accept positions in Chicago’s front office.

The Cubs have agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation.

Both teams say they will hold news conferences after the World Series. The Padres will announce Josh Byrnes as Hoyer’s successor as general manager. The Cubs will announce Hoyer as GM and McLeod as senior vice president of scouting and player development at a date to be determined.

DODGERS: A Delaware judge has postponed a bankruptcy court showdown between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Major League Baseball that will determine the fate of the ball club.

The judge issued an order without comment Wednesday postponing a four-day evidentiary hearing that was to have begun Monday. According to the order, the hearing is now scheduled for Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

The Dodgers want to exit bankruptcy by selling television rights to future games. But Selig is trying to force a sale of the team from owner Frank McCourt.

• Pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Friday.

The team said Wednesday that the procedure will be done in Los Angeles and will remove a loose body in Kuo’s elbow. He should be able to begin throwing six to eight weeks afterward.

YANKEES: General manager Brian Cashman and other high-ranking team officials have gathered in Florida to address off-season plans.

Items on the Yankees’ agenda include whether to pick up right fielder Nick Swisher’s $10.25 million option and formulating potential plans for ace CC Sabathia, who can opt out of his 7-year, $161 million contract after the World Series. Cashman’s current contract expires at the end of the month, as well.

MARINERS: Manager Eric Wedge announced that the team will bring back its entire coaching staff next season after a last-place finish in the AL West.

The returning coaches are: Robby Thompson (bench coach), Carl Willis (pitching coach), Chris Chambliss (hitting coach), Mike Brumley (first base coach), Jeff Datz (third base coach), Jaime Navarro (bullpen coach) and Jason Phillips (bullpen catcher).


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