BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) – Former Red Sox second baseman Jerry Remy won't return to the broadcast booth this season.
Remy said in a statement released by the team's TV network late Thursday night that it isn't the time for him to come back. Remy's 34-year-old son, Jared, has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and domestic assault in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Martel.
"I am full of grief for the Martel family," Jerry Remy said. "My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to them. My wife and I are sick about this senseless tragedy. It's clear this isn't the time for me to return to broadcasting Red Sox games. It's my hope that I can do so in the spring. I thank NESN and the Red Sox for their support through this nightmare."
He says he hopes to return to the broadcast booth in the spring.
Jerry Remy has been a color analyst on team broadcasts on the New England Sports Network since 1988. He has struggled with health problems in recent years.
NESN President/CEO Sean McGrail said the company supports Remy's decision.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.