ESPN and baseball analyst John Kruk have mutually agree to part ways, the the network announced on Monday.
“ESPN and John Kruk have mutually agreed to end our relationship at this time,” ESPN said in a statement given to The Big Lead. “We’re thankful to John for his memorable contributions to our baseball coverage over the years — a run which included roles on our signature MLB franchises ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ and ‘Baseball Tonight.’ We wish John all the best.”
Kruk announced the news himself on Twitter later in the day, thanking them for his 12-plus years at the company.
ESPN and I have mutually agreed to part ways. I can't thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family.— John Kruk (@JohnKruk) October 4, 2016
Although I was there for 12+ years the friendships I made there will last a lifetime.— John Kruk (@JohnKruk) October 4, 2016
I will continue to pursue TV opportunities so I can continue covering the game I love— John Kruk (@JohnKruk) October 4, 2016
Kruk joined ESPN in 2004, and has worked both in studio and as a color commentator. He played 10 seasons in the major leagues.
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