Mark Teixeira to join ESPN as baseball analyst

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.

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4 Responses to Mark Teixeira to join ESPN as baseball analyst

  1. mosc says:

    He'll be good. There were few more genuine and articulate players in the league. I too sort of wish he was on YES, does anybody do both?

    Tex played for four teams and spent a full year in both leagues. I'm sure he has more beyond Yankees experience to offer ESPN.

  2. tom says:

    Good for him. Now, we have to find out what kind of serious injury he will sustain during ESPN gig. lol.

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