Davis to serve as analyst in Phillies' booth

Davis to serve as analyst in Phillies' booth

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Ben Davis said Tuesday he could not pass up this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Davis has been named Jamie Moyer's replacement in the Phillies' broadcast booth on Comcast SportsNet. He will be a color analyst with Matt Stairs and Mike Schmidt. They join Tom McCarthy and Gregg Murphy on the TV team.

Schmidt will be back during Sunday home games, but he is negotiating a contract for Saturday home games as well. He said Tuesday he had not heard if there has been a resolution to those negotiations.

"When I got out of baseball I had to find that transition," said Davis, who played seven seasons with the Padres, Mariners and White Sox. "What can I do next? I was very fortunate to get my foot in the door with SportsNet and do the pre- and postgame shows. That was a blast. I loved doing that, but talking baseball in the sense I can now, it's going to be just a ton of fun. I just flat out love baseball and I love talking about it."

Davis grew up in Delaware County and attended Malvern Prep. He was the second overall pick in the 1995 First-Year Player Draft.

"This is a dream come true," Davis said.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.