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Steve Lyons, Eric Collins out as Dodgers broadcasters

October 12, 2013|By Bill Shaikin

ST. LOUIS -- The Dodgers do not plan to bring Steve Lyons and Eric Collins back to their broadcast team next year.

Lyons had worked on the Dodgers' television broadcasts for nine years, most recently as an analyst on road games and on pregame and postgame shows.

Collins, with the Dodgers for five years, had served as the play-by-play voice on televised games outside California and Arizona -- that is, the games to which Vin Scully did not travel.

Lyons, a former major leaguer, announced news of his dismissal on Saturday via Twitter.

Collins also is not expected to return, but a Dodgers official said the team would not confirm or comment on any broadcast personnel decisions until after the season.

The Dodgers are expected to bring back the rest of their broadcasters -- Scully, Charley Steiner and Rick Monday, as well as the Spanish-language team of Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yniguez and Fernando Valenzuela.

The Dodgers move to a new, team-owned cable channel next year, in partnership with Time Warner Cable. The Dodgers are expected to announce an all-day programming schedule -- as well as the hiring of several new broadcasters -- during the off-season.

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