What’s next for White Sox after Jason Benetti’s move to Detroit? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
This week has featured plenty of surprising news for Chicago baseball fans, and Thursday ended up being no exception.
Play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti announced that he signed a multi-year contract with the Detroit Tigers to call games for the club on TV after eight seasons with the Chicago White Sox.
Benetti joined the White Sox in 2016 and took over full-time play-by-play duties at the start of the 2019 season.
In a statement released Thursday morning, Brooks Boyer, chief revenue and marketing officer of the Chicago White Sox, called Benetti “one of the very best broadcasters across multiple sports.”
According to the White Sox, the search for a new TV play-by-play announcer is already underway.
Following the announcement of Benetti’s next step in his career, the beloved announcer shared a message directly to White Sox fans via Twitter.
Dear @whitesox fans,
You’ve spent 8 years making me feel welcome and loved and appreciated. And I love you dearly.
I will always cherish you and your passion and joy. You mean more than you know to me.
Thank you for filling my heart.#IsItRaining Yes, as I type this.
— Jason Benetti (@jasonbenetti) November 9, 2023
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