Curtis Granderson to replace Gary Sheffield in TBS studio for MLB playoffs


TBS is shaking up its MLB postseason lineup.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Curtis Granderson will be replacing Gary Sheffield as a studio analyst, while Ernie Johnson will host the pre- and post-game instead of Casey Stern this October.

Granderson, 39, retired from baseball in January after a 16-year career with the Yankees, Mets, Tigers, Marlins, Dodgers and Brewers.

He made some guest appearances with TBS last year while still playing, but the gig will be his first full-time TV job.

Granderson will serve alongside Pedro Martinez and Jimmy Rollins as the fellow studio analysts while Johnson acts as the host.

Johnson, meanwhile, will be moving from the booth to the studio – where he is usually stationed with his other gig as the host of Inside the NBA on TNT.

Stern, whom Johnson is replacing, has one year remaining on his contract but has been battling personal issues after his ex-wife and her boyfriend have been charged with nine felonies of cruelty to children for allegedly abusing his three kids, all six years and under, according to Marchand.

The LCS broadcasting crew for TBS will remain Brian Anderson, Ron Darling and Jeff Francouer, while Anderson and Darling will pair off in the divisional round together and Francouer with play-by-play man Don Orsillo.

The wild-card booth is still not announced.

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