Grace, Sutton won't be broadcasting Dbacks games next season

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Things will sound a little different when the Arizona Diamondbacks return to the field for the 2013 season.

The team announced on Thursday that Daron Sutton and Mark Grace won’t be returning to the broadcast booth next year.

The Diamondbacks also said that Greg Schulte, who replaced Sutton for the second part of this year, will return to his role as the radio play-by-play voice in 2013.

Jeff Munn, who took over on the radio for Schulte, will resume his role on the pregame and postgame shows next year.

Sutton was suspended by the team in late June and didn’t return the rest of the season. In August, Grace was arrested for his second DUI in 15 months.

Diamondbacks team President and CEO Derrick Hall said Grace knew a second DUI arrest would cost him his job.

“We feel terrible for Mark and what he’s going through. We hope everything works out well for him and we’re here for him. But he knew this was going to be a consequence and it just so happens his contract was up after this year as well,” Hall told

The team has not specifically said why Sutton left, but Hall did tell this week that it was a matter of “philosophical differences in broadcasting with the organization and him.”