KNBR Hires Former A's Star Eric Byrnes
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 06: Eric Byrnes #22 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates in the locker room after their 5-1 series winning victory against the Chicago Cubs during Game Three of the National League Divisional Series at Wrigley Field on October 6, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 Updated at 3:15 PM PDT
Out with one ex-baseball player and in with another.
Sports talk radio station KNBR hired former Oakland Athletics outfield Eric Byrnes to host its evening 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. show, according to Rich Lieberman's media blog.
Byrnes will replace former A's and Giants' player F.P. Santangelo, who left the station to become a broadcaster for the Washington Nationals.
KNBR did not officially announce the move but Byrnes is expected to begin hosting the evening show, which turns into Giants' post game during the baseball season, on March 23.
Byrnes has often appeared on the station, while he was still playing in the majors and since. He has also co-hosted FOX's baseball coverage as well.
Byrnes lives in Half Moon Bay.