Earlier this morning, the Twins announced that Cory Provus will take over as the TV play-by-play man in 2024, replacing longtime Minnesota staple Dick Bremer. Provus had been the lead radio announcer since 2012 when John Gordon retired.
Provus has been a fan favorite on radio broadcasts since joining the team, earning rave reviews around Twins Territory for his energy and knowledge of the game. He spends plenty of time with the players and coaches, giving him great insight as he’s calling games. Between his popularity and work ethic, Provus was always considered a natural choice to succeed Bremer.
The club still hasn’t announced any further information on which TV color commentators will return or if they will be looking to bring in new ones, leaving the status of the rest of the booth in question. Justin Morneau seems like a safe bet to return in some capacity, but the Twins could use this opportunity to give more responsibility to someone like Trevor Plouffe who was received well by fans in his limited time calling games in 2023.
Where those games will be broadcast is still up in the air, but Provus himself delivered some encouraging news on the matter, stating that blackouts will be gone in 2024, a big reason why he made the move to TV. There weren’t any more concrete details beyond that statement, but Provus having that confirmation is a good sign.
Cory Provus: "Black outs are going away (in 2024). Twins games are going to be more accessible." Big reason why he was willing to make the switch from radio to TV. #MNTwins— DanHayesMLB (@DanHayesMLB) December 1, 2023
On the radio side, the Twins are promoting another in-house option in Kris Atteberry. Anyone who has listened to the Twins’ radio broadcasts is familiar with Atteberry as he’s been with the team for nearly two decades. He has primarily handled the radio pre- and post-game shows but has also filled in on play-by-play duties whenever Provus or Dan Gladden missed games. Fans have had mixed reviews of Atteberry, but he's clearly paid his dues.