Jim Salisbury reports that John Kruk will join the Phillies television broadcast team on CSNPhilly in 2017.
Kruk is replacing Matt Stairs, who will be the Phils’ new hitting coach.
Kruk – a lifetime .300 hitter – spent six years with the Phillies, hitting .309 with a .400 on-base percentage. He was an integral part of the 1993 pennant-winning club. He had spend the last 12 years at ESPN as a baseball analyst and left the network in the fall.
No word yet on terms of the deal, but Kruk will join a booth that includes Tom McCarthy, Ben Davis and Mike Schmidt (on the weekends).