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Detroit — Hall of Fame pitcher and three-time World Series champion Jack Morris will not return to the Bally Sports Detroit broadcast booth for the 2023 season, multiple sources told The Detroit News.

Morris, 67, has been part of the Tigers’ television booth since 2019, rotating in the analyst chair with former Tigers Kirk Gibson, Dan Petrie and Craig Monroe. Monroe, who has been used primarily in the pregame and postgame segments, will take over Morris’ workload in the analytical chair along with play-by-play announcer Matt Shepard, according to sources.

Petrie will take on a bigger role before and after games. Gibson, who also serves as special assistant to baseball president Scott Harris, has had his workload reduced in recent years, though he is expected to still be part of the broadcast team in 2023.

Neither the Tigers nor Bally Sports immediately confirmed the news. Morris did not respond to phone calls or text messages.

It is unclear whether the breakup was mutual. Bally Sports Detroit is making budget cuts starting in 2020. Also, Morris’ son Miles, a highly recruited pitcher in Minnesota, is entering his senior season at Mahtomedi High School. Morris talked about wanting to spend more time with her.


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