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Fox’s Kevin Burkhardt to miss All-Star Game coverage for ‘personal medical issue’

Fox MLB studio host Kevin Burkhardt predicted last

Fox MLB studio host Kevin Burkhardt predicted last year that the Mets would host games in the 2015 World Series. Credit: Fox Sports

Kevin Burkhardt, who was scheduled to host Fox’s pre- and postgame coverage at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game Tuesday night, will miss the telecast because of what the network described as a “personal medical issue.”

Chris Myers will fill in for Burkhardt, joining Pete Rose, Tom Verducci and Frank Thomas on Fox’s panel.

Burkhardt, 42, was a popular Mets sideline reporter at SNY for eight years before joining Fox fulltime after the 2014 baseball season. He has had a visible role at the network, including as an NFL play-by-play man.

“We’ll miss him tonight and look forward to having him back with the rest of the crew soon,” a Fox spokesman said.

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