The Chicago Cubs continue to interview potential replacements for former color commentary Bob Brenly. The latest is former Major League Baseball reliever Jim Deshaies, according to Patrick Mooney of Comcast Sports Net Chicago.
Deshaies is currently a broadcaster for the Houston Astros. Mooney also reported that another former journeyman reliever, Dan Plesac, has withdrawn from consideration for the job, and that the Cubs are no longer considering former MLB player Doug Glanville.
Other names rumored to be interested in the position include Rick Sutcliffe, Gary Matthews, Eric Karros and Todd Hollandsworth.
Mooney noted that having close ties to the Cubs organization as a longtime former player isn't necessarily a prerequisite for the job.
"With these ex-Cubs believed to be in play, it's worth noting that Brenly was a relative outsider when he replaced Steve Stone," Mooney wrote. "Brenly played almost his entire career with the San Francisco Giants — and returned to their coaching staff after spending two seasons in the WGN radio booth with Harry Caray and Thom Brennaman."