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Detroit Tigers TV and radio analyst Craig Monroe missing from broadcasts

Former MLB player Craig Monroe, lead game analyst for the Detroit Tigers, has not been involved in Bally Sports Detroit or Tigers Radio Network broadcasts since June 9.

Monroe, 47, addresses a personal matter, according to Bally Sports and the Tigers.

“Craig Monroe is addressing a personal matter and is not on the broadcast schedule,” Bally Sports Detroit and the Tigers said in a joint statement Friday. “Any further questions should be directed to Craig.”

He is not listed on the broadcast schedule for future Tigers games, suggesting there is no timetable for his return. Dan Petry, a former MLB player, replaced him as the television broadcast's lead analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti.

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Monroe did not respond to a request for comment from the Free Press.

He missed the last 10 games – including Friday's series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park – for an unknown personal reason. He was expected to serve as an analyst for approximately 80 games during the 2024 season.

Monroe is employed by the Tigers for radio broadcasts and by Bally Sports Detroit for television broadcasts.

He has broadcast Tigers games since 2012 and has been a lead analyst since 2023.

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Monroe played nine seasons in MLB for the Texas Rangers (2001), Tigers (2002-07), Chicago Cubs (2007), Minnesota Twins (2009) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2009). He played in the 2006 World Series with the Tigers.

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