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Martinez joins Turner Sports for postseason

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  September 23, 2013 09:10 PM

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Red Sox great Pedro Martinez has joined Turner Sports (TBS) for the postseason.

Martinez will join Keith Olbermann and Tom Verducci throughout the MLB postseason. Verducci will continue to contribute to the network’s studio show while also serving as a reporter during the National League Championship Series.

Additionally, Dirk Hayhurst, a former Major League pitcher who currently provides analysis for the Toronto Blue Jays, will provide commentary and insights during TBS’ studio coverage.

TBS will offer extensive coverage of the 2013 postseason beginning with the National League Wild Card game on Oct. 1 and the American League Wild Card game on Oct. 2.

The announcer teams are:

• Ernie Johnson with Ron Darling and Cal Ripken. Verducci and Craig Sager will join them as reporters during the NLCS.

• Brian Anderson with John Smoltz and Joe Simpson.

• Dick Stockton with Bob Brenly.

• Don Orsillo with Dennis Eckersley and Buck Martinez. Orsillo and Eckersley were on NESN together this season.

Reporters for the LDS will include Sager, David Aldridge, Matt Winer and Rachel Nichols.

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