Wagner out as Blue Jays radio voice after Sportsnet declines to renew contract


by Gregory Strong

The Canadian Press

Alberta Prime Times

December 1, 2023

Toronto Blue Jays announcer Ben Wagner sits in the broadcast booth in Toronto, Sunday, April 10, 2022. Wagner will not return to the team’s broadcast booth next year.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will have a new radio voice next season after rights-holder Sportsnet elected not to renew the contract of broadcaster Ben Wagner.

The network confirmed the decision in a statement on Wednesday.

“After six seasons as the voice of our baseball radio broadcasts, Sportsnet has decided not to renew Ben Wagner’s contract for next season. Thank you, Ben, for sharing your voice and expertise with listeners across Canada. We wish you the very best.”

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