The Los Angeles Dodgers currently have 11 foreign born players on their active roster. With such players comes international fans. In the Dodgers’ case, their international fans tend to be Spanish speaking in large part because of Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig. Additionally, Hyun-Jin Ryu has captivated Korean fans.
On Wednesday, Time Warner Cable SportsNet LA announced they will televise 150 games on their network this season in both Spanish and Korean. The 150 games sets an MLB record for most games televised in a language other than English.
In addition, it was announced that legendary Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will serve as the in-game analyst on the Spanish telecasts. He will be joined by veteran broadcast announcer Pepe Yñiguez, who will handle the play-by-play duties.
SportsNet LA will again work with Radio Korea, the Dodgers Korean radio broadcast partner, to provide the service with Radio Korea broadcasters Richard Choi and Andrew Lee providing the play-by-play and analysis this season. Upon its launch last season, the Korean SAP offering on SportsNet LA was a first for any MLB team.
It was also announced recently that former Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti was added to the SportsNet LA broadcast team. Colletti is currently the senior advisor to the president and CEO Stan Kasten. He will retain that position while in the broadcast booth. It is still unknown how many games Colletti will call.
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