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Bill Ladson

Sources: Carpenter to return as voice of the Nats

Sources: Carpenter to return as voice of the Nats

WASHINGTON -- Bob Carpenter's option for the 2016 season was picked up on Wednesday, which means he will return to the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network as the play-by-play voice of the Nationals, according two baseball sources. 

It will mark Carpenter's 11th season in the broadcast booth for MASN. He is known for the catch phrase, "See you later," whenever a Nationals player hits a home run.

It was a great year for Carpenter. This past summer, Carpenter shared co-D.C. sportscaster of the year honors with Capitals play-by-play voice Joe Beninati.

F.P. Santangelo is expected to be back as Carpenter's broadcast partner. Santangelo, who will be entering his sixth season with MASN, is the fifth TV partner for Carpenter, who has worked with Tom Paciorek, Don Sutton, Rob Dibble and Ray Knight.

The club has not confirmed Carpenter's return. 

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All theTime. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.