Uecker returning to booth Friday

Milwaukee Brewers Hall of Fame radio broadcaster Bob Uecker will be back behind the microphone this weekend after a three-month recovery from heart surgery.

The 75-year-old broadcaster underwent surgery April 30 to replace his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta.

The Brewers said Uecker will return to the WTMJ broadcast booth beginning Friday, when the Washington Nationals visit Miller Park.

Uecker, who displayed his customary humor during a guest appearance on the air June 24 in the second inning of the Brewers' game against the Minnesota Twins, will hold a news conference prior to the game.

The popular Uecker is in his 40th season broadcasting Brewers games. He also has starred in commercials and the television sitcom "Mr. Belvedere," and had an oft-quoted role in the movie "Major League."

The Brewers have not said if Uecker will travel for the team's road games upon his return, but Uecker had indicated previously he would not.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.