Don Orsillo is rumored to be a candidate to replace Dick Enberg after 2016. Courtesy of Fox Boston.

Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg announced Wednesday that he will retire as the play-by-play man for the San Diego Padres concluding the 2016 season.

Rumors of his replacement have already begun to swirl.

One name that’s popped up is NESN Boston Red Sox play-by-play announcer Don Orsillo, whose being pursued “aggressively” by the Padres according to a Boston Globe report.

NESN announced they would be replacing Orsillo at the end of the season after a 15-year run with the team.

Since the Red Sox and NESN announced that Orsillo wouldn’t be returning after the 2015 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers and ESPN were also rumored to be interested in the long-time broadcaster.

Padres President and CEO Mike Dee is a former Red Sox executive and is believed to be a big fan of Orsillo, as well as team Chairman Ron Fowler.

Orsillo’s agent confirmed that the Padres have shown interest, but a deal wouldn’t be struck until Oct. 4, when the regular season concludes.

If a deal is struck, it’s believed that Orsillo would join the Fox Sports San Diego broadcast in some capacity next season as Enberg wraps up his legendary broadcasting career.

A potential deal could also include Orsillo calling games nationally for Fox Sports parent channels.

Enberg has been broadcasting professionally since 1965 and has had stints with the Anaheim Angels, NBC, CBS and now the Padres.

He was given the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s 2015 Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence.

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