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10/11/10 7:33 PM ET

Texas to turn to new play-by-play man in 2011

Analyst Grieve re-signed, but Rangers cut ties with Lewin

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rangers have signed television analyst Tom Grieve to a three-year contract extension and severed ties with play-by-play announcer Josh Lewin.

Grieve, a former Rangers general manager, has been in the booth since 1995, and will continue his analyst duties on Fox Sports Northwest and TXA21 through the 2013 season.

Lewin had been with the club since 2002.

"After several discussions over the last few months, the Texas Rangers and Josh Lewin have agreed to end their relationship and move ahead in different directions," team president Nolan Ryan said in a team release. "As a result, Josh will not be returning as the Rangers television announcer in 2011. We wish Josh the very best for the future."

The club will immediately begin its search for a play-by-play announcer to work with Grieve.

"I would like to thank the Rangers for nine wonderful years," said Lewin. "I respect the team's leadership and vision and wish them nothing but the best."

Eric Nadel, who has been in the organization for 32 years, is expected to remain on radio.

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