ESPN hit the Mark, Teixeira.
Following his retirement from baseball, ex-Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has a new gig. And as it turns out, Teixeira didn’t leave baseball far behind.
ESPN reportedly hired Teixeira to be a baseball analyst during the 2017 season, which was the perfect career choice for him going forward.
“I couldn’t be more excited to begin this next chapter of my baseball career with ESPN,” Teixeira said in a statement.
Teixeira has shown his broadcasting chops with ESPN, and even showed his comedic style in a series of ‘Foul Territory’ skits during the 2014 season.
“Mark brings valuable insight from his experience as one of the elite first basemen and hitters of his era,” ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman said. “His star power and credentials, coupled with his modern perspective of the game, will benefit our coverage. He’s been on our radar for quite some time and we’re looking forward to working with him.”
Well, it’s not the YES Network, but it’s still something. Congratulations, Mark.