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12/02/09 6:57 PM EST

McLeod tapped as Padres executive

Former Red Sox scout hired as assistant general manager

SAN DIEGO -- Boston Red Sox director of amateur scouting Jason McLeod is headed back to his native San Diego.

According to baseball sources, the Padres are set to hire McLeod as their assistant general manager of scouting and player development.

San Diego general manager Jed Hoyer, who worked with McLeod in Boston where he was the assistant general manager, had no comment on Wednesday.

McLeod is no stranger to the Padres. He worked for the team in several positions from 1994 to 2003.

During his time with the Padres, McLeod was an intern, baseball operations assistant, a Minor League coach, assistant director of scouting and player development and later an area scout in Southern California.

McLeod, a Rancho Buena Vista graduate, was a 44th-round Draft pick of the Houston Astros in 1991 as a right-handed pitcher. McLeod is a San Diego native and the grand-nephew of Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell.

In Boston, McLeod was hired the Red Sox director of scouting administration in 2003. His first draft with the Red Sox was in 2004, a draft that produced future Rookie of the Year and American League MVP Dustin Pedroia.

Under McLeod's watch, Baseball America has ranked the Red Sox Draft among the top five Drafts in three of his first four years as director of amateur scouting.

This past offseason, he was voted the Red Sox Unsung Hero by the Boston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association.

McLeod replaces Grady Fuson, who was dismissed after the season as the Padres vice president of scouting and player development.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.