A’s radio voice Ken Korach undergoing knee replacement, will miss early-season games

The injury updates you read on this blog generally are relegated to players, but here’s a noteworthy exception. A’s radio play-by-play man Ken Korach says he is undergoing a knee replacement Monday, and that he won’t be back behind the mike until mid-April, most likely. He’s calling tonight’s exhibition w/Vince Cotroneo, but it will be his last game before the procedure. Ray Fosse will join Cotroneo in the radio booth for the season-opening series in Tokyo on March 28-29 (those games will air live at 3:10 a.m. and 2:10 a.m., respectively, due to the time change). No word yet on who will fill in for Korach once the regular season resumes April 6.

Here’s wishing Ken a speedy recovery. Just a great guy …

Joe Stiglich