Alex Rodriguez Joins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
Alex Rodriguez is bringing his talents to ESPN.
Rodriguez will join ESPN to work on Sunday Night Baseball telecasts joining the broadcast team of Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney and newly added play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian.
Rodriguez joined Fox Sports a full-time MLB analyst in March 2017 and will continue to work for FOX during the postseason
Disney, ESPN’s parent company, has agreed to acquire part of 21st Century Fox which includes regional sports networks.
“I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my broadcasting career,” Rodriguez said in an official statement. “It’s an exciting time in baseball and now I get that front row seat to tell that story every Sunday night on ESPN as well as calling my fourth post season on Fox where I started this journey.”
Rodriguez will also appear in, as well as serve as executive producer of several ESPN specials.
“I am incredibly excited to work with both Alex and Matt,” Mendoza said in the statement. “Matt has been a friend for a long time and someone whose work I’ve long admired. Alex’s achievements as a player speak for themselves, and I’ve been greatly impressed by the passion and dedication he has put into his broadcasting career. We’re going to have a lot of fun.”
Vasgersian is only the third voice of Sunday Night Baseball, which is entering it’s 29th season, and will succeed Jon Miller.
“Jon and Dan [Shulman] set the bar super high for Sunday Night Baseball play-by-play, so it’s a real thrill for someone who still remembers his first minor league bus trip in 1991 to have a chair like this one,” Vasgersian said in the statement. “I know firsthand how passionate both Alex and Jessica are about baseball, and I can’t wait to get started with them.”