Reports say former Houston Astros color analyst Jim Deshaies will replace Bob Brenly in the Cubs television broadcast booth.
Deshaies, 52, interviewed for the vacant post several weeks ago as one of the few former players with no past ties to the team. But the former Astros pitcher worked on Astros broadcasts since 1997 and his work with play by play announcer Bill Brown was regarded highly in the industry.
Deshaies' departure from the Astros was confirmed Monday afternoon by the team, but the Cubs and officials at WGN-TV and Comcast SportsNet had not confirmed the hiring yet.
Brenly had been partnered with Len Kasper since 2005 and on Cubs radio broadcasts in the 1990s. He left in October to return to broadcasting for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Deshaies to replace Brenly for Cubs
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