A COVID-19 outbreak in the booth will cause the Dodgers to broadcast remotely while the team begins an East Coast road trip on Friday in Philadelphia.
Charley Steiner and Jaime Jarrín were absent from the Dodgers’ English and Spanish-language radio broadcasts, respectively, during Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Rick Monday shifted to play-by-play duties with Jose Mota serving as the analyst during the English-language broadcast on 570 AM. Mota switched from the Spanish booth to the English booth between games of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Diamondbacks.
On Wednesday, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela called the entirety of the game on KTNQ. Jarrín, 86, is the longest-tenured active broadcaster in Major League Baseball. He previously announced he would retire after this season.
“Due to a few members of the Dodgers’ broadcast team having recently tested positive for COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, the Dodgers have decided not to travel their broadcasters to the upcoming games in Philadelphia and Washington,” a team statement read. “Similar to the 2020 and 2021 MLB seasons, the games will be broadcast from Los Angeles.”
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David Price struck out three of the four batters he faced in a scoreless appearance Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. It was his first game since April 22, when he was placed on the COVID-19 injured list.
“I wasn’t able to do a whole lot for the first 10 days” after going on IL, Price said. “I…