Former Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly joins Diamondbacks' booth

Doug Pensinger

As rumored, former Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly will head to the desert to become the Arizona Diamondbacks' new TV analyst for the 2013 season.

Former big league manager Bob Brenly was named the Arizona Diamondbacks' new TV analyst on Thursday, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune. The announcement came just one day after Brenly parted ways with WGN.

Brenly, who managed the Diamondbacks to a World Series championship in 2001, will join Steve Berthiaume in Arizona's booth for the 2013 season. Brenly has spent the last eight seasons as the Chicago Cubs' color analyst, while Berthiaume has been with ESPN since 2000. The duo will replace Daron Sutton, who was suspended from the D-Backs' booth in June and never returned, and Mark Grace, who was kept off of broadcasts after a late-season DUI arrest, his second.

Despite his longtime job in the Cubs' booth, Brenly has maintained his residence in the Phoenix area. Brenly's son, Michael, is hoping to follow his father's footsteps; Michael is a catcher in the Cubs' organization, having spent the 2012 season at Double-A Tennessee.

It is not yet known when Brenly's replacement, and Len Kasper's new on-air sidekick, will be named.

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