As the MLB season gets under way, here are some of the broadcaster movements over the offseason:
TBS has dropped Chip Caray, who was criticized for making factual mistakes during playoff broadcasts, as its primary play-by-play announcer. Ernie Johnson, Dick Stockton and Brian Anderson will split the duties for the Sunday afternoon games.
Orel Hershiser has joined ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” replacing Steve Phillips, who left the network following his affair with an ESPN production assistant. A former Cy Young award winner, Hershiser will provide a pitcher’s perspective to the broadcasts.
Newcomers to ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” studio show include Nomar Garciaparra, Doug Glanville, J.P. Ricciardi and Aaron Boone. Boone also will be a game analyst on Monday night broadcasts, and Garciaparra will work select Wednesday night broadcasts.
Victor Rojas has left his job as MLB Network studio host to become a play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Angels.
Veteran CBS sportscaster Dick Enberg has been hired as a TV play-by-play announcer for his hometown team, the San Diego Padres.