Ernie Johnson To Miss MLB Playoffs On TBS Due To Blood Clots

Ernie Johnson announced this morning via Instagram that he will not be working the baseball playoffs for TBS after doctors found blood clots in both of his legs during a physical and told him it wouldn’t be wise to be flying like is required during the playoffs. Ernie and his family have decided that laying low until the NBA gets rolling is the best course of action and that he was going to be taking care of himself to get ready for the season.

Ernie, 62, became the lead MLB playoff broadcaster for TBS in 2010. Don Orsillo will move into Ernie’s spot. It will be┬áDon Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley and Hazel Mae covering the Indians-Astros games. That series gets started Friday in Houston.

Don Orsillo will replace Ernie on a division series for TBS. Best wishes to Ernie. https://t.co/QOQ8KgJYnH

— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) October 1, 2018

Brian Anderson and Ron Darling will call the Red Sox' Division Series vs. Oakland or New York on TBS with Lauren Shehadi the reporter.

Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley and Hazel Mae will have Indians-Astros, also on TBS.

— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) October 1, 2018