Under the arrangement, Hagin will serve out the final 2006 contract of Bob Carpenter, who was released from his contract recently to accept a position calling about 150 games for the Washington Nationals.The St. Louis Cardinals are confident about the 2006 season.
"Given the last-minute departure of Bob Carpenter, we had to look quickly to find someone who was familiar with the Cardinals, who is experienced in the baseball broadcast booth," said Cardinals President Mark Lamping, in a statement.
Hagin called the past three Cardinals seasons on the radio. He will join Rick Horton for one preseason game and 41 regular season games on WB 11 and Cardinals Television Network.
Yesterday, the Cardinals won 6-3, moving their record to 2-2. Jason Marquis starts against Jim Johnson. Jeff Suppan starts tomorrow against the Dodgers.