With popular color man Larry Andersen deciding to scale back his workload, the Phillies needed to add some innings to their radio broadcast team. They have done that by hiring three of their former players to join play-by-play man Scott Franzke on road broadcasts.
Kevin Frandsen, Kevin Jordan and Kevin Stocker, all former infielders with the club, will rotate working alongside Franzke during the 2018 season. Andersen will continue to work with Franzke during home games at Citizens Bank Park.
Andersen completed his 20th season in the booth in 2017. It took three guys to replace the former slider-throwing relief pitcher.
"There's no doubt that replacing LA is a tough job," David Buck, the Phillies executive vice president, said in a statement. "His chemistry with Franzke has been outstanding and together they made listening to our games entertaining. But we believe that the unique personalities, knowledge of the game and familiarity with Phillies fans that each Kevin has, will complement Franzke's role in the booth, making this new lineup of radio talent fun for our fans."
The three new color men have varying degrees of broadcasting experience.
Frandsen, who played with the Phils in 2012 and 2013, has worked on AM radio in the San Francisco area for the past 18 months.
Jordan, who played with the Phillies from 1995 to 2001, worked three games in the booth with Franzke last season.
Stocker, the starting shortstop for the 1993 National League champion Phillies, has broadcast college baseball for the past 14 years as a color analyst for the Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network. He worked six games with Franzke on Phillies radio the past two seasons.
The Phillies said they would announce the exact radio broadcast schedule at a later date.