SportsNet LA to televise 16 spring games

Davis begins first season as full-time announcer

SportsNet LA to televise 16 spring games

LOS ANGELES -- Following the retirement of legendary broadcaster Vin Scully, Joe Davis' second season with the Dodgers will be his first as the team's full-time play-by-play announcer on SportsNet LA, which will televise 16 Spring Training games.

Davis will team with analyst Orel Hershiser in some spring games, while Charley Steiner and Rick Monday will handle others. The first telecast will be Feb. 25 at 12:05 p.m. PT against the White Sox. The televised slate of games includes all Saturday games and the three games of the Freeway Series March 30-April 1.

"Access SportsNet: Dodgers" will begin airing Wednesday at 7 p.m. PT. Alanna Rizzo will be reporting from the club's training facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Ariz., with John Hartung and Kelli Tennant in the studio. Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Jerry Hairston Jr. and Ned Colletti will provide analysis.

"Backstage: Dodgers" will resume on Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. PT and will air a new episode every Thursday throughout Spring Training.

Spring SportsNet LA broadcast schedule (all times PT):

Saturday, Feb. 25 vs. White Sox, 12:05 p.m.  

Sunday, Feb. 26 at Brewers, 12:05 p.m.  

Wednesday, March 1 at Giants, 5:05 p.m.  

Saturday, March 4 at Cubs, 12:05 p.m.  

Sunday, March 5 vs. Mariners, 12:05 p.m.  

Friday, March 10 vs. Rangers, 6:05 p.m.  

Saturday, March 11 vs. Angels, 12:05 p.m.  

Sunday, March 12 vs. White Sox (split squad), 7:05 p.m.  

Thursday, March 16 vs. Cubs, 1:05 p.m.  

Friday, March 17 vs. Mariners (split squad), 7:05 p.m.  

Saturday, March 18 at White Sox, 1:05 p.m.  

Saturday, March 25 vs. Athletics, 1:05 p.m.  

Sunday, March 26 at Rangers, 1:05 p.m.  

Thursday, March 30 at Angels, 7:07 p.m.  

Friday, March 31 at Angels, 7:07 p.m.  

Saturday, April 1 vs. Angels, 6:10 p.m.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.