Steve Busby and Tom Grieve will remain as the chief voices of the Texas Rangers television broadcasts, the team announced Thursday. But Grieve will get some built-in breaks, something he requested and talked to the club about after last season, allowing Mark McLemore to serve as the analyst with Busby for 25 games, some of them on the road.
Emily Jones was hired by the team and will serve as the on-field reporter and host of "Rangers Insider," a weekly show on Fox Sports Southwest.
This will be Busby's second full season as the play-by-play voice in the TV booth after transitioning from radio. Grieve returns for his 20th season in the booth.
"For the past few years, I've considered taking some games off to spend additional time with my family during the summer," Grieve said in the club's release. "This will allow me to do some things that I haven't had the opportunity to previously do. I really appreciate the Rangers and FOX Sports Southwest allowing me to do this."
The radio crew remains the same with Eric Nadel and Matt Hicks calling the games on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and Mike Peasley serving as pregame and postgame host and fill-in voice when needed.