Cubs dismiss VP/Player Personnel Oneri Fleita

CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today announced that Oneri Fleita, the club’s Vice President of Player Personnel, will no longer be with the organization.

“All of us with the Cubs owe Oneri a debt of gratitude for his tremendous service to the organization over many years,” said Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations.  “Oneri has impacted countless people here in a positive way, and we wish him well as he continues his career elsewhere.”

Fleita had been with the organization since 1995 when he oversaw extended spring training and was manager of Single-A Williamsport.  He later served as an area scout, crosschecker and coordinator of Latin American operations before being tabbed to oversee the organization’s minor league system and international scouting operations in 2001.  He was named Vice President, Player Personnel on October 16, 2007.

Prior to joining the Cubs, Fleita spent seven years in the Baltimore Orioles minor league system as a player, coach and manager.