Fox Sports today announced that former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona will serve as color analyst with play-by-play man Joe Buck for the first two games of the American League Championship Series (ALCS).
Francona will fill-in for Tim McCarver, who will be sidelined due to a minor heart-related procedure he will undergo later this week. McCarver is expected to return to the booth with Buck for game three of the series on Tuesday night.
The ALCS begins this Saturday at 7:30p.m. ET.