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MIAMI (Feb. 12, 2016) – FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, today announced Eduardo Pérez, Preston Wilson and Al Leiter have joined its roster of Marlins on-air talent for the 2016 season. In their new roles, the trio will alternate as color analysts for Marlins games on FOX Sports Florida, alongside play-by-play announcer Rich Waltz returning for his 12th year in the broadcast booth.




“We are thrilled to have Eduardo Pérez and Al Leiter join Preston on our Marlins broadcast team this upcoming season,” said FOX Sports Florida SVP / General Manager Steve Tello. “These three former Marlins will take turns providing their baseball expertise and unique perspectives for fans tuning in throughout Florida. Together, these new voices for our broadcast compliment what is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the Marlins.”



Currently, Eduardo Pérez works on ESPN as a Baseball Tonight studio analyst and was recently named to the Monday Night Baseball team beginning for the 2016 season. He also appears on Béisbol Esta Noche on ESPN Deportes. Pérez was previously an analyst at ESPN from 2006 through 2010. Pérez spent 13 seasons (1993-2006) in the Major Leagues, primarily as a first baseman, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. He also served as bench coach of the Houston Astros (2013) and hitting coach of the Miami Marlins (2011-12).  Pérez was drafted in the first round by the Angels in 1991 after leading the Florida State University Seminoles to the College World Series that same season. His father, Tony Pérez, is a Baseball Hall of Famer.




Preston Wilson enters his fifth season with the FOX Sports Florida broadcast team, adding color analyst to his previous role of pre-, in- and post-game analyst, after enjoying a nine year MLB career. Wilson was drafted by the New York Mets in the first round of the 1992 Amateur draft and made his MLB debut in May of 1998. Just two weeks after joining the Mets, he was traded to the Florida Marlins. As a rookie centerfielder, Wilson led the team in home runs and runs batted in. He finished second place in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting. The following season (1999) Wilson joined the 30-30-club, slugging 31 home runs and stealing 36 bases. He went on to win a World Series ring in 2006 as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals.



Al Leiter is entering his 11th year as a color analyst for the New York Yankees on The YES Network. A 19-year MLB veteran, Leiter was drafted by the New York Yankees in 1984 and made his major league debut with the team in September 1987. Throughout his career, he played for the Yankees, 1987-89, and 2005; Toronto Blue Jays, 1989-95; Florida Marlins, 1996-97, and 2005; and New York Mets, 1998-2004. He won World Series rings with the Blue Jays (1993) and the Marlins (2000). Over his career, he went 162-132 and sported a lifetime ERA of 3.80. He was named a National League All-Star in 1996 and 2000 and was the first pitcher to earn a victory against all 30 major league teams. On May 11, 1996, Leiter threw a no-hitter for the Marlins against the Rockies. It was the first no-hitter by a Marlins pitcher in franchise history.




About FOX Sports Florida / FOX SPORTS SUN

FOX Sports Florida & FOX Sports Sun are the regional television homes of the Orlando Magic, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers. The regional sports networks are available in more than 6.5 million cable & satellite homes across the state. FOX Sports Florida and FOX Sports Sun are committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve by engaging our audiences and providing award winning TV  and web coverage of Florida’s hometown sports teams. For more information, channel listings and how you can get involved with FOX Sports Florida / FOX Sports Sun, visit  www.foxsportsflorida.com.

 

Jokersgoon

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I actually listed leiter as my choice in the other thread. Neato. 

 

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I like Leiter but damn i can't be believe they're going to alternate guys. Hopefully Leiter gets it full time in 2017.

 

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None of those names seem to say Tommy Hutton, therefore I am against it.

 

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Why would they have to wait until 2017 to hire Leiter full time?  Is he under contract elsewhere until then?

 

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Al Leiter is a decent hire. I don't know how Eduardo Perez is.

Looks like I will only be watching 1/3rd of the FS Florida feed. 2/3rds if Perez is decent. I will be praying for the apocalypse for the remaining 1/3rd of the time.

Or I'll just become a fan of whatever team hires Tommy Hutton.

 

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The weird part is that Tommy was probably going to start cutting down on his amount of games anyway.  They could have just phased him out slowly starting this season.

 

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Wow, we're sharing an analyst with the Yankees. I wonder if there's a clause in the revenue sharing rules that grant us the right to other team's analysts when we can't get one ourselves...

 

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Wow so Leiter is still going to be working for the Yankees and MLB Network. Thats fucking pathetic. 

And enjoy the travel Al. 

 

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Wow so Leiter is still going to be working for the Yankees and MLB Network. Thats fucking pathetic. 

And enjoy the travel Al. 
Which makes you wonder why he would even take this job unless he was going to have a bigger role in the future.

 

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Perez also works for ESPN, so this whole thing is odd.

I have to assume they didn't have someone who would agree to do full time that was good then?

 

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