Jason Benetti will miss upcoming White Sox broadcasts after break-through COVID-19 positive test


CHICAGO – The television voice of the White Sox will be out of the booth a little bit longer after his return from the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

On Monday afternoon, shortly before the team starts a three-game series against the Twins in Minneapolis, the White Sox announced that Jason Benetti will miss the team’s upcoming broadcasts after a break-through positive test for COVID-19.

The club said the announcer is recovering at home in Chicago after broadcasting the semifinals and finals of the Olympic baseball tournament in Japan. There was no timetable given for a return to the booth.

After the announcement, Benetti took to Twitter to say that he’s mildly symptomatic and hopes to return to the booth soon.

In the meantime, Mike Moncado, who is a play-by-play announcer for ESPN, ACC Network, and for the Red Sox on a fill-in basis, will take over duties calling White Sox games while Benetti recovers.

A native of Homewood, the broadcaster started his time with the White Sox in 2016, splitting the broadcasting duties with longtime play-by-play announcer Hawk Harrelson. When he retired in 2018, Benetti took on the job full-time while also keeping a robust schedule of calling games for other sports and network.

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