The MLB Network has hired a replacement for Victor Rojas who has gone to the Anaheim Angels as play-by-play man, and it’s Chris Rose, the MLB on Fox host and former co-host of the Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net. Here’s the official announcement of Chris Rose joining MLB Network and he will keep his job at Fox as well.
MLB NETWORK ADDS CHRIS ROSE TO ON-AIR TALENT LINEUPVeteran FOX Broadcaster to Serve as Studio Host Starting Friday, April 2
, March 30, 2010 – MLB Network today announced that Chris Rose has joined its roster of on-air talent as a studio host. Rose, who will continue his work for FOX Sports, will make his MLB Network debut on MLB Tonight Friday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET and also be part of MLB Network’s 14 hours of live coverage starting at 12:00 p.m. ET on Opening Day, Monday, April 5. Rose joins hosts Bob Costas, Greg Amsinger, Matt Vasgersian and Matt Yallof at MLB Network. Secaucus, N.J.“Chris’s knowledge of baseball from his recent work with FOX during the regular season and World Series will enhance our coverage of the game,” said Tony Petitti, President and CEO of MLB Network. “Chris has a variety of on-air hosting and reporting experience and we’re excited to welcome him to MLB Network as we begin our second season on the air.”Rose joined FOX in 2000 and serves as the on-site pregame show host and calls play-by-play for select games for MLB on FOX. He also hosted FOX’s pregame and post-game coverage for the 2009 MLB All-Star Game and 2009 World Series. In addition to his baseball work, Rose calls play-by-play for FOX NFL Sunday and hosted FOX Sports’ Bowl Championship Series coverage for the last four years. Rose served as a studio host for FOX’s Best Damn Sports Show Period from 2001-2009.
MLB Tonight, the signature program of MLB Network during the regular season, airs live beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET until the final MLB game of the night ends each Monday through Friday, featuring live look-ins of games in progress, updates, highlights, reporting and analysis.
I’ll give you one more release tonight. I wasn’t expecting to post all of these today, but it’s a bonus to you.