Another former Twins player joins the Bally Sports North TV booth for 2024 season

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It turns out Manuel Margot isn’t the only former Tampa Bay Rays player who will be joining the Minnesota Twins this season.

While the team has been busy making on-field moves lately, with trading for Margot being the most recent and potentially final one, changes are extending all the way up to the TV booth. For the first time in four decades there will be a voice other than Dick Bremer’s calling games, as Cory Provus is set to take over play-by-play duties this year.

Most of his supporting cast will remain the same, with Justin Morneau still serving as the lead color analyst for Bally Sports North. He’s not the only former Twins player who will be making the rounds though, as the team announced on Wednesday that Denard Span will be in the mix this season. 

Minnesota Twins add Denard Span to TV announcer rotation

It’s not clear when Span will be making his debut but he joins a slew of former teammates in Bay Sports North’s rotation.

Span made his debut for Minnesota back in 2008 and played for five productive seasons but had been with the Twins since being drafted back in 2002. After leaving he spent time with the Nationals, Giants, Rays, and Mariners before retiring in 2020.

Now he returns to Target Field, and the place where he spent the best years of his career. What he brought to the team hasn’t been lost on Twins fans in the years since he left, as he’s remained a fan favorite who has been a vocal supporter of the team on social media.

Having him back feels like exactly the right kind of blast from the past.

It’s also a big year in that guys who are rotating though the booth are essentially auditioning for a future with the team. Minnesota’s deal with Bally Sports North is up after this season and it’s possible the team creates its own streaming service to broadcast games. Span can help solidify his return to the Twins for the long haul with what he does in the booth this season. 

If it’s anything like what he did while he was playing, chances are he’s not going anywhere anytime soon. 

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