March 4, 2014 - Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci have been chosen to replace recently-retired Hall of Fame broadcaster Tim McCarver on the “MLB on FOX” game telecasts. They will join veteran play-by-play announcer and ASA lifetime member Joe Buck, along with field reporters Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews. Fox announcers Kenny Albert and Thom Brennaman will also be handling play-by-play assignments throughout the season.
Reynolds, a former All-Star second baseman with the Seattle Mariners, has spent the last five years providing studio analysis on the MLB Network's “MLB Tonight,” "MLB Now," "Diamond Demo," and “Quick Pitch.” From 1996-2006, he was the lead studio analyst for ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” as well as color commentator for the Little League and College World Series. He also had stops at SportsNet New York, TBS and mlb.com.
For Verducci, this will be his second season in the “MLB on Fox” broadcast booth, having worked 20 national telecasts in 2013. He has been a baseball writer for Sports Illustrated since 1993 and co-authored The Yankee Years with former Yankees manager Joe Torre. Verducci won an Emmy for his work as a field reporter during the regular- and post-season for TBS and the MLB Network, where he is also the resident baseball insider on the network’s “Hot Stove” and “MLB Tonight” shows.
The “MLB on Fox” kicks off the season on April 5, with a pre-game show airing on Fox Sports 1. Host Kevin Burkhardt will be joined by a rotation of former major league heavyweights including newly elected Hall of Famer Frank Thomas, former Dodger great Eric Karros, World Series Champion Gabe Kapler and former Reds pitcher C.J. Nitkowski.
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