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Grieve Signs 3-Year Extension, But Josh Lewin Out of Texas Rangers Broadcast Team.

Byline: Maury Brown

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed Tom Grieve to a three-year contract extension as the club's television analyst on Fox Sports Southwest and TXA21. The new agreement carries Grieve, who has been on the team's telecasts since 1995, through the 2013 season.

It was also announced that television play-by-play announcer Josh Lewin will not return for 2011.

"After several discussions over the last few months, the Texas Rangers and Josh Lewin have agreed to end their relationship and move ahead in different directions," commented team President Nolan Ryan. "As a result, Josh will not be returning as the Rangers television announcer in 2011. We wish Josh the very best for the future."

"I would like to thank the Rangers for nine wonderful years," said Lewin. "I respect the team's leadership and vision and wish them nothing but the best as well."

Lewin has been on Rangers' telecasts since 2002. The club will immediately begin its search for a play-by-play broadcaster to work with Grieve on the Fox Sports Southwest and TXA21 telecasts.

Source: Texas Rangers

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