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2013 Rays broadcasters

2013 Rays broadcasters


Dewayne Staats, play-by-play

The only television play-by-play man in Rays history, the legendary Staats returns for his 16th season with the Rays and his 36th in the majors.

Brian Anderson, analyst

The former big-league pitcher is back for his third full season calling games on Sun Sports.

Todd Kalas

A long-time staple on Rays broadcasts, Kalas returns as sideline reporter for all games and as the host of Rays Live! pre- and postgame shows from the Trop. Barry LeBrock will host the Rays pre- and postgame shows on road games.


Former major-leaguer Orestes Destrade and newcomer Kelly Nash round out the television talent lineup on Sun Sports.


Andy Freed and Dave Wills

Freed and Wills return for their ninth season calling Rays games on the radio. Neil Solondz returns for his second season as the pre- and postgame host.

Ricardo Taveras and Enrique Oliu

The Spanish radio team returns. This will be Taveras' 11th season calling play-by-play, while Oliu is back for his 16th season on analysis.

2013 Rays broadcasters 04/01/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 4:26pm]
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