Red Sox radio play-by-play voice, Tim Neverett announced via Twitter on Tuesday he would not be returning to the booth in 2019.
“Thank you to the Red Sox front office and loyal radio listeners for the great support I have received, especially this year. Although they wanted me to return, I have decided to let my current contract with WEEI expire in order to pursue other professional opportunities,” wrote Neverett.
Neverett spent three years partnered with Joe Castiglione on the Red Sox radio flagship, WEEI taking over in 2016 when Dave O’Brien transitioned to TV on NESN. Choosing to let his contract expire following a World Series win, Neverett categorized his departure as “disappointing” to Chad Finn of the Boston Globe. While the play-by-play voice stated the Red Sox wanted him back in 2019, rumors of WEEI considering to move the broadcast into more of a talk show format made 2018 difficult for Neverett.
Regarding Neverett’s departure, Entercom Boston market manager Mark Hannon released a statement on WEEI’s website which read, “We thank Tim for his efforts and contributions over the years. He’s going out on top after the Red Sox championship season. We wish Tim the best in his future endeavors.’’
A Nashua, NH native and lifelong Red Sox fan, Neverett said he expects to announce his next gig soon, adding he will commute from Boston for the job.