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Magrane leaving TV booth for MLB Network



A familiar face is leaving the Rays.

Joe Magrane (pictured), the informative and sometimes irreverent TV analyst for all 11 seasons, has been hired by the new MLB Network, which debuts in January.

Magrane, 44, who pitched eight seasons in the majors, is expected to do game analysis and in-studio work in his new role. An official announcement is expected later this week.

Brian Anderson, who joined Dewayne Staats in the booth last summer when Magrane did the Olympics, could be among the possible replacements.

The Rays on Monday also parted ways with Kelly Frank, who played mascot Raymond for five seasons.

Times staff writer

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:43am]


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