Angel Stadium Aug 2, 2020; Anaheim, California, USA; General view of Angel Stadium during the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros. Mandatory Credit: Angels Baseball/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Network

The final domino in the MLB broadcaster shuffle of the 2020-21 offseason has fallen. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Orange County, California named veteran broadcaster Matt Vasgersian as their play by play voice for the 2021 season.

Vasgersian replaces the popular Victor Rojas, who left the franchise in January to become the new president and general manager of the Frisco RoughRiders, the AA affiliate of the Texas Rangers.

Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic notes that Vasgersian will retain his duties with both MLB Network and ESPN.

Additionally, Daron Sutton, son of the late Hall of Famer Don Sutton, has been hired by the organization as a play by play broadcaster. Sutton previously worked as a radio broadcaster for the Angels and called games on TV for the Brewers and Diamondbacks.

Infamously, he was suspended (and later dismissed) by Arizona in 2012 for insubordination, reportedly due to his desire to wear a suit instead of a team-branded polo shirt when calling games.

Vasgersian (and Sutton when he calls games) will work alongside incumbent analyst Mark Gubicza in the Angels booth, and they won’t be alone – long-time Angels broadcaster Jose Mota has been promoted to a full-time analyst role. We’ve got a three man booth in Anaheim, folks.

Interestingly enough, according to Ardaya, Sutton might end up getting most of the reps in the booth for the Angels, with Vasgersian saying he may work remotely for much of the season due to his work with the two national outlets.

Weirdly, I think Vasgersian, while being the most nationally famous of the Angels broadcasters, may have the least overall impact this year, if what he said about remote work is true. That could lead to more games in the booth for the trio of Sutton, Gubicza, and Mota, while Vasgersian is bogged down with his national commitments.

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