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Red Sox acquire Tigers brawling broadcaster Mario Impemba

After his broadcast booth turned into a fight club, Mario Impemba landed a promotion in the baseball world.

The former Tigers play-by-play announcer, who was fired after getting into a scuffle with partner Rod Allen in September, has found a new home with the Red Sox, according to the Boston Globe. Impemba is expected to be in the rotation of broadcasters who will be in the WEEI radio booth alongside longtime play-by-play voice Joe Castiglione.

Instead of calling the action for the Tigers, who are coming off back-to-back 64-win seasons, Impemba will do so for the defending World Series champs. He had been in the Tigers’ TV booth since 2002.

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski — who previously served as the Tigers’ president and general manager — also wrote the foreword to Impemba’s book, “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Detroit Tigers’ Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box.”

Impemba had called his last game for the Tigers on Sept. 4, after which he was involved in an altercation with Allen. Local reports described the scene as Allen choking Impemba, which Allen later denied.