Former major league outfielder Rick Monday will join the Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast team for the rest of the 1993 season as a replacement for the late Don Drysdale.

The team said Wednesday that Monday will join the Dodgers in New York for today's doubleheader against the Mets. He will continue to host DodgerTalk on KABC radio, the team's flagship station, on weekends."I'm filling in to the end of the season because we've all lost a very dear friend in Don Drysdale," Monday said in a statement released by the Dodgers. "I feel honored that the Dodger organization asked me to join their broadcast team for the rest of the season."

Monday, 47, played 18 seasons in the majors before retiring in 1984. He had a lifetime batting average of .264 and hit 241 home runs.

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Drydale died Saturday in Montreal, apparently of a heart attack. He was 56.

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