April 5, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein talks to the media before the game against the Washington Nationals on opening day at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
The Chicago Cubs have fired long-time player personnel director Oneri Fleita, reports Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald.
Source: Oneri Fleita out as— Bruce Miles (@BruceMiles2112) August 15, 2012
#Cubs front office continues changing. More later on Daily Herald site. Fleita led player development
Fleita, who was in his twelfth season overseeing the club's minor league operations, had signed a four-year contract extension with the club in September, according to Miles. His firing is just the latest of several front office moves that team president Theo Epstein and company have carried out in the last week. On Friday the Cubs hired Padres scouting director Jaron Madison to serve as their own director of amateur scouting, and promoted long-time Cubs exec Tom Wilken to special assistant to the president.
Fleita joined the Cubs organization in 1995, had served as the vice president of player personnel since 2007 and was a big reason for the organization's development in Latin America. No replacement has been named at this time.