Former Red Sox Announcer Neverett Lands With Dodgers In Fill-In Role
The Dodgers "added a new voice to their broadcast team" in former Red Sox radio announcer Tim Neverett, who "will call a partial slate of games" on KLAC-AM and SportsNet LA in '19, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the L.A. DAILY NEWS. Neverett will "handle television play-by-play duties" during Joe Davis’ national assignments for Fox Sports, and radio play-by-play duties for Charley Steiner, who "requested to cut back on his broadcast schedule." The Dodgers also announced a "three-year contract extension" through '21 for the 69-year-old Steiner, who joined the Dodgers’ broadcast team in '05. Meanwhile, the Dodgers "did not renew the contract of Kevin Kennedy, who had filled in as a color analyst on radio broadcasts the last five years." Analyst Rick Monday "shifted to play-by-play duties during Kennedy’s appearances." He will "remain an analyst alongside Steiner and Neverett" in '19. Kennedy will "return to MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM" (L.A. DAILY NEWS, 12/18). In Boston, Chad Finn notes the 52-year-old Neverett "spent the last three seasons calling Red Sox games alongside Joe Castiglione on WEEI’s broadcasts." He said last Tuesday that he was "letting his contract run out rather than return in part due to the contentious atmosphere at the station" (BOSTON GLOBE, 12/18).