Bob Davis is retiring from his role as a Royals broadcaster after 16 seasons.
Davis, 68, said he will continue his duties as the voice of the Kansas Jayhawks.
“I just felt I needed to spend more time at home,” Davis told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. “I’ve had a good run with the Royals but as you can imagine, doing both the Jayhawks and the Royals doesn’t allow you much of an off-season.”
Davis said he will have more time now to spend caring for his wife, Linda, suffers from Parkinson’s disease.
Jeffrey Flanagan of FoxSportsKansascity.com reports that the Royals will rotate Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart and Steve Physioc to pair with Hall of Fame announcer Denny Matthews this summer, though Matthews’ schedule has been pared back in recent years.
Davis’ radio role also was scaled back to about 60 games last season after the Royals hired Rex Hudler and Physioc to primarily do TV broadcasts, and after Lefebvre’s duties were switched to a combination of radio and TV broadcasts.
Davis joined the Royals’ broadcasting team when he was paired with the late Paul Splittorff in the Royals’ television booth in 1997. The duo remained intact for 11 years.