Bert Blyleven has been a Twins TV analyst for more than two decades, but in that time he's seen his role reduced. Based on a two-year contract he agreed to recently, that role will be even smaller in 2017 and 2018.

Blyleven is slated to do 80 games on Fox Sports North in both of those years, which would represent a reduction of 20 games from recent seasons.

Twins President Dave St. Peter said Blyleven and play-by-play voice Dick Bremer will be back in 2017 and 2018. He said the Twins and FSN proposed the 80-game package to Blyleven — which the Hall of Fame pitcher accepted — and are "considering multiple options" for the other 70 games expected to be televised by FSN.

Blyleven's previous contract was a five-year deal that had him doing 100 games per season — which represented a reduction from his previous workload, when he did virtually every televised game.

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