There are other candidates for the job, but Hollandsworth and Coomer appear to be the favorites, according to a source. Hollandsworth, 40, played for the Cubs from 2004-05, and has done pregame and postgame analysis for Comcast SportsNet Chicago since 2009. Coomer, 47, who grew up in Lockport, Ill., played for the Cubs in 2001. He was an analyst for FOX Sports North, the primary television broadcaster for the Twins.
Moreland joined Hughes for the 2011 season, replacing popular Ron Santo, who was in the booth from 1990-2010. Santo died in December 2010. Hughes just completed his 18th season as the Cubs' play-by-play broadcaster.
The Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) reported last month that Coomer was a candidate for the job, and Chicago media critic Robert Feder wrote Wednesday that the field had been narrowed to Coomer and Hollandsworth.
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