12/13 Coomer new Cubs radio analyst

Ron Coomer will join play-by-play broadcaster Pat Hughes as the analyst on Cubs’ radio broadcasts. Chicago media columnist Robert Feder first reported the news on Thursday, and WGN Radio made it official on Friday. Coomer will replace Keith Moreland, who decided he wanted to stay close to his Texas home.

Coomer, 47, who played for the Cubs in 2001, was working for Fox Sports North and KTWN radio in Minneapolis. He played six seasons with the Twins.

Asked via Twitter if that was him in a suit near the Tribune Tower last week in downtown Chicago, Coomer admitted it was, adding, “Happy to be coming home.” He grew up in the Chicago area.

Feder reported that Coomer agreed to a two-year contract with WGN Radio, which had trimmed the choices to the former first baseman and Todd Hollandsworth, who currently has a morning show on MLB Network Radio and handles the Cubs’ pre and post-game shows on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

– Carrie Muskat

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