SNY's Burkhardt named Fox baseball host

Adam Rubin

Kevin Burkhardt high-fives a Marlins mascot at the end of the 2012 season.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Fox has named Kevin Burkhardt as its Los Angeles-based pregame host for Saturday baseball.

Burkhardt will remain with SNY as a field reporter this season for games that do not conflict.

He became a popular NFL announcer in his rookie season calling that sport for Fox this past season.

Steve Gelbs is expected to serve as Burkhardt's primary fill-in.