Kruk started off with Fox Sports in 2001 and then went to Comcast Sportsnet in 2003. In 2004, he landed a job with ESPN and stayed there for 12 years when his contract ran out, it was described as a ‘mutually agreed’ parting of ways.
In October and November last year, it was reported that Kruk was in the running for a job in the Phillies broadcast booth, and in December it was announced that he would be in fact coming back to the booth.
Matt Stairs left the broadcast booth to be the team hitting coach, and Kruk entered into the negotiation process upon his wanting to pursue TV opportunities, which he tweeted about back in October.
Now a seasoned baseball commentator, it will be interesting to see what Kruk has to say about this team in its rebuilding process.