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Changes in the broadcast booth: Provus to Twins, Lezotte leaves Clinton

Minnesota TwinsTwo notable moves in broadcast booths to share today: Cory Provus is the new voice of the Minnesota Twins, while Dave Lezotte steps aside as the voice of the Clinton LumberKings (Low Class A; Midwest League).

Provus, 33, comes off a three-year stint as the second voice in the Milwaukee Brewers broadcast booth, sharing play-by-play responsibilities with Bob Uecker. He began his MLB broadcast career in 2007 as a pregame/postgame host on Chicago Cubs broadcasts while backing up Pat Hughes on play-by-play duties. He beat out a strong field vying for the position, including Kansas City Royals broadcaster Ryan Lefevbre, Josh Wetzel of the Rochester Red Wings (Class AAA; International League), current Twins pregame/postgame host Kris Attebury and Round Rock Express (Class AAA: Pacific Coast League) broadcaster Mike Capps. He replaces the retiring John Gordon; color man Dan Gladden will be returning.

Meanwhile, Dave Lezotte is leaving the broadcast booth of the Clinton LumberKings to take a position as media-relations coordinator for the Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League). Lezotte, 28, came to Clinton after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2005. In his time with the LumberKings, he assisted in the major renovation of Ashford University Field in 2006, broadcast playoff games in four seasons including the Midwest League Championship Series in 2010, handled all media functions of the 2009 Midwest League All-Star Game and, along with the rest of the front office staff, contributed to six successful seasons.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better organization to get my start in Minor League Baseball,” said Lezotte. “I came to Clinton in 2006 and learned from the staff each and every year.  I’m proud at what we’ve accomplished here and hope my experiences with the LumberKings translate into success in my new position with the Gwinnett Braves.”

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