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MLB Analyst John Kruk Exits ESPN

”ESPN and I have mutually agreed to part ways. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family,“ the three-time All-Star says

MLB analyst and three-time All-Star outfielder/first baseman John Kruk is leaving ESPN after 12 years.

“ESPN and I have mutually agreed to part ways. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family,” Kruk tweeted Monday.

“I will continue to pursue TV opportunities so I can continue covering the game I love,” he said, before adding that he was also thinking of becoming a fitness instructor. “Sick of all these people that are in good shape!” he joked.

In a statement to The Big Lead, the network confirmed Kruk’s departure, saying: “ESPN and John Kruk have mutually agreed to end our relationship at this time. We’re thankful to John for his memorable contributions to our baseball coverage over the years – a run which included roles on our signature MLB franchises ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ and ‘Baseball Tonight.’

“We wish John all the best.”

Kruk retired from playing baseball in 1995 following a 10-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres and the Chicago White Sox, in which he posted a .300 batting average with 100 home runs and 592 runs batted in.

After serving as a TV and radio analyst for Comcast SportsNet and WPEN-AM and a contributor to Fox Sports Net’s “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” from 2001 through 2003, Kruk joined ESPN in 2004.

See his tweets below.