9/4 Fleita to stay with Cubs
The Cubs are still searching for a new GM but one exec is staying. Player personnel director Oneri Fleita has received a four-year contract extension from the Cubs ownership. Fleita heads the Minor League system and international scouting operations. He joined the Cubs in 1995 as manager of the team’s Class A Williamsport team, and has moved up the ranks. Fleita was named vice president, player personnel in October 2007. Among his duties is overseeing the operations in the Dominican Republic, which includes building a new academy there.
– Carrie Muskat