HOUSTON, TX — Houston Astros new bench coach Eduardo Perez will be the guest on this week’s Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its sixth broadcast of the offseason tomorrow. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on SportsTalk 790 KBME. The show is open to the public.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton returns this week to serve as the host of Astroline and will be joined by Astros Social Media Director Kelly George, who will take fans questions via Twitter at twitter.com/astros either before or during the broadcast. Fans may also post questions prior to the broadcast on the Astros Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Astros. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.
Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, is being broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. during the offseason.
Perez, who is the son of Hall of Famer Tony Perez, was named the Astros bench coach on Nov. 5, 2012. He most recently had been the hitting coach for the Miami Marlins after getting appointed to the position on June 8, 2011. Prior to that, Perez served as a special assistant to the baseball operations department for the Cleveland Indians. The Puerto Rico native enjoyed a 13-year playing career (1993-2006) in the Major Leagues with the Angels, Reds, Cardinals, Rays, Indians and Mariners. Perez also had success as a manager of the Ponce Lions in the Puerto Rican Winter League for two seasons (2008-09), earning Manager of the Year honors in 2008. Additionally, Perez spent several seasons as a baseball analyst for ESPN, working the postseason and for Baseball Tonight.
Hamilton, who retired from the radio booth in 2012, began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. The 2012 season was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadcasting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton will remain active with the Astros moving forward.