Seattle hires Aaron Goldsmith as radio announcer

The Seattle Mariners have hired Aaron Goldsmith to team with

veteran broadcaster Rick Rizzs on radio broadcasts beginning with

the 2013 season.

The Mariners made the announcement on Thursday. Goldsmith

becomes a permanent fixture after the Mariners went two seasons

with a rotation of announcers working alongside Rizzs following the

death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Rizzs will remain

the team’s lead radio announcer.

Goldsmith spent the 2012 season as the lead broadcaster for the

Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox. Before that, he called games for two

seasons with Double-A Frisco in the Texas League. In 2009,

Goldsmith worked for Double-A Portland of the Eastern League.