Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy will miss the remainder of the season following the arrest of his son for murder.
Remy has not called a game since Aug. 15. Jared W. Remy was arrested that night and charged with murder and other crimes in the death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
“I am full of grief for the Martel family,” Remy said in a statement released by NESN late Thursday night. “My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy.
“It’s clear this isn’t the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It’s my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare.”
Remy, 60, a former Sox infielder, has called games since 1988 and is one of the league’s most popular announcers.
“We met with Jerry and conveyed our support and when Jerry feels the time is right, we will welcome him back,” NESN president and chief executive officer Sean McGrail said.
“All of us at NESN and the Red Sox once again express our deepest sympathies to the Martel family for their terrible and tragic loss.”
Remy was at Fenway Park earlier on Thursday to meet with NESN and Red Sox management about his status.
NESN did not name a replacement for Remy. Dennis Eckersley has worked eight games with play-by-play man Don Orsillo in Remy’s absence.