Moreland leaves Cubs radio job

Chicago Cubs broadcaster Keith Moreland is leaving the job to spend more time with family.

The Cubs made the announcement on Wednesday. Moreland took the WGN-AM job in February 2011, signing a three-year deal to replace the late Cubs Hall of Famer Ron Santo. Moreland is a former Chicago Cubs outfielder, playing with the team from 1982-87. Moreland worked with Cubs play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes in the broadcast booth.

Moreland says in a note to WGN staff that he’s decided that he wants ”to spend more time at home in Texas.” Before he worked for the Cubs, Moreland was a broadcaster for University of Texas baseball and football.