Cubs narrow radio analyst search to two, sign reliever Wesley Wright
BY TONI GINNETTI Staff Reporter December 4, 2013 1:35PM
Ron Coomer during his playing days with the Cubs. | FILE PHOTO
Updated: December 4, 2013 9:21PM
WGN radio is close to naming a new Cubs color analyst, with two former Cubs reported to be finalists.
Todd Hollandsworth, who played for the Cubs from 2004 to ’05, acknowledged on his Twitter account Wednesday he hopes to replace the departed Keith Moreland, saying, “it would be an honor to work alongside [play-by-play announcer] Pat Hughes.”
Ron Coomer, who played for the Cubs in 2001 and is a native of the south suburbs, also is a finalist, according to the Cubs’ website.
Hollandsworth, 40, has been the Cubs’ television-studio analyst for Comcast SportsNet since 2008 and appears on MLB Network Radio. Coomer, 47, has been an analyst and occasional color commentator for Fox Sports North covering the Minnesota Twins, whom he played for from 1995 to 2000. He also has a sports talk show on KTWIN-FM in Minneapolis, the Twins’ flagship station.
WGN sports director Dave Eanet said a decision should come later this week or next week.
NOTE: The Cubs reportedly signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright, who pitched five-plus seasons for the Astros before moving to the Rays in August.