Michael Kay
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New York Yankees TV announcer for YES, Michael Kay, will undergo surgery on his vocal cord, therefore will miss some time.

Sad news for the New York Yankees, just a day after it was announced that radio announcer John Sterling would be taking some time off.

On Wednesday, Yankees TV announcer for the YES Network, Michael Kay, announced in a series of tweets that he’ll miss time in the booth. This is due to the fact that Kay will undergo surgery on his vocal cord.

Kay, obviously, will have to take a step away from his daily radio show on ESPN Radio as well. Now, co-hosts Don LaGreca and Peter Rosenberg will have to run the show. Kay has confidence that both of them will get the job done.

The New York Mets TV announcers Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling expressed their condolences and best wishes during the Yankees-Mets game Wednesday night.

On Tuesday, the Yankees announced that Sterling would be taking his first day off since 1989. Sterling has some health issues so he was encouraged by WFAN executives to take the weekend’s four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays off starting Thursday.

Since the All-Star break is occurring thereafter, Sterling wouldn’t need to be back in the booth for the Bombers until July 12.

Nonetheless, the baseball community sends their best wishes to both Sterling and Kay. Both are legendary announcers for the Yankees, with their signature phrases and enthusiasm for their team. Hopefully, both make speedy recoveries.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.