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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

  • Stan

    Well Ken better have a good heart test done to see if he can handle that kind of surgery..so many-including Bill King,Pete of ch7(drawing a blank on his last name)..even Rod Serling the writer all died having those kind of surgeries..and all were middle aged or a bit past that,and smokers too.

  • Joe Stiglich

    I’m sure Ken appreciates such positive vibes, Stan …

  • Stan

    Your too young if you look at it like that. If ANY “Kens” of the world read my post-take it too heart. A heart stress test is now near required because so many men that age “feel fine”..and yet their hearts cant handle the blood loss and normal surgical procedure. The testing saves lives.
    If you doubt me Joe-ask any Dr.

  • Stan

    Pete Wilson.