>>Hoyer Introduced As New Cubs GM
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Cubs introduced Jed Hoyer as their new executive vice president and general manager on Tuesday, filling a key front office vacancy. Hoyer becomes the 15th general manager in club history and succeeds interim GM Randy Bush, who took over for Jim Hendry in July. He takes over a Cubs team which stumbled to a 71-and-91 record in 2011, on the heels of a 75-and-87 finish in 2010. Chicago made back-to-back playoff appearances in 2007 and 2008, then went 83-and-79 in 2009. Hoyer, along with Jason McLeod, who was named senior vice president of scouting and player development, both came over from the San Diego Padres. The 37-year-old Hoyer spent the last two seasons as San Diego's GM, following eight seasons with the Boston Red Sox, where he worked with Cubs new president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
>>White Sox' Buehrle Wins Gold Glove
(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle is a 2011 Gold Glove winner. Buehrle claimed his third straight Gold Glove on Tuesday night as the American League's top fielding pitcher. The 32-year-old Buehrle is the first pitcher in White Sox history to win three straight Gold Gloves. He is also the first member of the Southsiders to achieve the Gold Glove hat trick since new manager Robin Ventura did so at third base from 1991-to-1993.