Mark Teixeira isn’t the only ex-Yankee that will grace our televisions this season.
FOX Sports released a statement that ex-third baseman Alex Rodriguez has joined the channel as a full-time analyst in a multi-year deal. Rodriguez will not only be in the studio, but he’ll broadcast a few MLB FOX Saturday games, and will be a featured reporter on FOX’s MLB pregame show and the FS1 show MLB Whiparound.
“Bringing Alex back was a priority of ours and we are fortunate to have him as a key contributor to our baseball coverage,” John Entz, the President of Production & Executive Producer, said. “His potential is off the charts and he’s been an incredibly quick learner in the world of television. He even understands the complexities of sales units. We are especially grateful to coordinating producer Bardia Shah-Rais, pregame producer Jonathan Kaplan, producer Royce Dickerson and all the FOX Sports staff who not only welcomed Alex but continue to strive to deliver the best pre and post game baseball shows on television.”
Rodriguez also released his own statement regarding the news.
“I’m excited to continue working with the FOX Sports family,” said Rodriguez. “It’ll be great to get back on set with the guys for the regular season and postseason, especially the All-Star Game in my hometown of Miami.”
Rodriguez made his broadcasting debut during the 2015 World Series where he was a guest analyst at the time. Rodriguez’s chemistry with Pete Rose and Frank Thomas was the deciding factor in retaining Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is also acting as the New York Yankees special advisor and instructor over the course of the 2017 season.