The Detroit Tigers will welcome a new radio broadcaster this season, alongside longtime play-by-play host Dan Dickerson.
That new voice is Bobby Scales, who will be making his broadcasting debut. He’s been involved with baseball for his entire life, according to Mlb.com, but this marks a new adventure. He’ll be broadcasting with the team for about 40 games this season, mainly road games. He’ll also be at the Tigers’ first two road series of the regular season against the Tampa Bay Rays and Houston Astros.
Scales will fill the important shoes of Jim Price, who is Dickerson’s longtime partner and hasn’t been traveling as much the past few years because of health issues.
Scales, 45, is a Southfield native and went to the University of Michigan. He spent 14 seasons in professional baseball, including time with the Chicago Cubs and even in Japan. After retiring from playing, he kept busy working on the field and in front offices. He also served as director of player development for the Los Angeles Angels and field coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Daniella Bruce is also joining the broadcasts as a reporter for games at Comerica Park.