Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 11:16 PM
The Pawtucket Red Sox have named Jeff Levering to the broadcast team for the 2013 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Levering, 29, spent the last three seasons broadcasting for the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals in Springfield, Mo. He will replace Aaron Goldsmith, who was named the radio announcer for the Seattle Mariners in January, as the voice of the PawSox for the team's 12-station radio network.
Before joining the Springfield Cardinals, Levering spent three years as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, the High A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He also worked as a reporter, associate producer and production assistant for Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket in Los Angeles.
Levering graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., where he was the starting designated hitter on the school's 2003 Division III national championship team. He also played alongside Dustin Pedroia in summer leagues, according to the Boston Globe.
Levering's broadcasting partner for next season has not been announced. Former PawSox broadcaster Steve Hyder resigned in December after nine seasons behind the microphone.