On Wednesday, Turner Sports announced their lineup of broadcasters for the 2022 MLB season, featuring many familiar names.
The primary play by play broadcasters for the new Tuesday evening package on TBS will be Brian Anderson and Bob Costas, with Ron Darling and Jeff Francoeur serving as the primary analysts. In the studio, Ernie Johnson and Lauren Shehadi will host, with Curtis Granderson, Pedro Martinez, and Jimmy Rollins serving as analysts.
None of these names are all that surprising. Anderson is Turner’s primary MLB voice, calling the network’s LCS matchup each year while also serving as an NBA play by play broadcaster. In fact, his work with Turner (including his MLB duties) are reducing his schedule with the Brewers to around 50 games this season. Johnson is a pillar at Turner, and works as an MLB studio host in the Postseason in addition to his work at Inside the NBA. Darling and Francoeur have been ever-present as game analysts on Turner’s MLB coverage, while Martinez and Rollins are studio fixtures.
The somewhat (but not really) new additions are Costas, Granderson, and Shehadi. Costas hosted the NLCS for Turner last year due to Johnson’s NBA commitments, and has been a play by play broadcast on MLB Network for years. Granderson joined Turner’s studio crew for the 2020 Postseason, returning last year. Shehadi has plenty of hosting experience at MLB Network (among other companies), and has also worked as a field reporter during Turner’s Postseason coverage over the years.
Turner’s first two games of the 2022 season take place on April 12th and April 19th. On the 12th, the Giants host the Padres, with Costas and Darling on the call. On the 19th, the Dodgers host the World Series champion Braves, and Costas will call the game alongside Jeff Francoeur. In March, Turner revealed their MLB schedule through the end of June, which you can check out here.