Ahmed Fareed (AhmedFareedTV) on TwitterAhmed Fareed, after two years with MLB Network is headed west to join Comcast Sports Net Bay Area. It has not been announced when he will make his first appearance on the network.

Reading between the lines on his tweets he sent out yesterday, it looks as if he will become a host on Sports Net Central, most likely replacing Dave Benz who recently left to become the play by play announcer for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

With his experience at MLB Network Fareed will likely also see time covering both the Giants and the A’s on CSN post game shows. I always enjoyed him on MLB Network, and he should do an excellent job and be a very nice addition in these roles.

If this means less Greg Papa during baseball season, I think that we will all come out winners in this.

Fareed’s prior work includes five years with WAVY-TV/FOX 43 TV in Norfolk, Va., covering the Redskins, the Orioles Triple-A team, and Virginia Tech and University of Virginia football. Before that Fareed was a weekend sports anchor at WILX-TV and WSYM-TV in Lansing, MI.