Jed D. Hoyer (born December 7, 1973), is the executive vice-president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs. He has been the general manager of the San Diego Padres and the assistant general manager of the Boston Red Sox. He joined the Red Sox in 2002, after the ownership of John W. Henry, Tom Werner, and Larry Lucchino took over the team from John Harrington. He worked under the title of assistant to the general manager until December 2005. He then was given the title of assistant general manager. Hoyer briefly served as co-general manager of the Red Sox from December 12, 2005 to January 19, 2006 and then returning to his previous job of assistant general manager. In November 2003, he accompanied general manager Theo Epstein to Arizona to persuade pitcher Curt Schilling to accept a trade to the Red Sox, spending Thanksgiving at Schilling's home in what was eventually a successful effort.
When Epstein left his position on October 31, 2005, Hoyer was part of a group of four executives, called the "Gang of Four", that kept the club running in Epstein's absence. Other members of the "gang" were Ben Cherington, Bill Lajoie, and Craig Shipley, a group which completed trades for, among others, Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell, Mark Loretta, and Andy Marte. Shortly after the winter meetings were completed in early December, Hoyer and Cherington were promoted to co-general managers, where they remained until Epstein returned to his original position on January 19, 2006 after a 10-week hiatus. Jed Hoyer has also been a key player in decision making regarding players and their contracts for the past several seasons. Beginning in 2008, Jed Hoyer became the first "Resident Expert" for the Fenway neighborhood on Povo.com, a local wiki whose platform lets you share your insider’s knowledge of Boston.
On October 26, 2011, the Chicago Cubs announced that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod had joined the club. Jed Hoyer became the general manager, while McLeod will work in the scouting department. The clubs announced that compensation for Hoyer would be worked out before the Rule 5 Draft.
Hoyer graduated from the Holderness School in New Hampshire in 1992, then went to Wesleyan University, where he was a star pitcher who still holds Wesleyan's career saves record. He spent Summer 1995 on the roster of the Waterbury Barons of the New England Collegiate Baseball League with fellow Wesleyan Player Jesse Carpenter seeing innings on the mound and at shortstop. Hoyer worked in the admissions office and then the alumni/development office, and was also a baseball coach at the university after graduating. He attended Kenyon College before joining the Red Sox at 28.
He married Merrill Muckerman in June 2010 in St. Louis.