Statement from Rangers Broadcaster Dave Barnett

Arlington, TX—Texas Rangers television broadcaster Dave Barnett issued the following statement today through the team:

I want to thank everyone for your kind sentiments and words of encouragement over the last couple of weeks. It has meant a lot to me during what has been a very difficult time. Effective immediately, for health reasons I will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from my broadcasting duties that I expect to last for the remainder of the season.

I would ask that you please respect the privacy of me and my family during this time.

Thank you once again for your support.

Steve Busby will continue doing television play-by-play on Fox Sports Southwest and TXA21. Matt Hicks will continue to work with Eric Nadel on the Texas Rangers ESPN Radio Network.