Boston Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy won't be with the team next weekend and through the team's west coast road trip next week. Remy's health isn't the issue this time. Instead, Remy is taking time off after his son Jared was arrested on Friday and charged with the murder of his girlfriend Jennifer Martel. The younger Remy allegedly stabbed Martel several times, and was covered with blood when police arrived at the scene.
Dennis Eckersley will team with Don Orsillo in the Red Sox broadcast booth while Remy is on hiatus. Remy returned to Boston's announce team in late-June after missing nearly a month due to complications from a bout with pneumonia. He also missed most of the 2009 season while battling cancer.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Martel family.