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Alex Rodriguez will reportedly join ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Alex Reimer
January 23, 2018 - 10:58 am

ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” booth is going to receive a boost of star power this season. Alex Rodriguez will join the telecast and continue to work as a studio analyst for Fox, per the Sporting News’ Matt McCarthy

The unusual talent-sharing agreement was made possible after ESPN made an offer to purchase some of Fox’s assets, including its regional sports networks. 

Rodriguez, 42, will join Jess Mendoza in the booth and play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian, who's replacing Dan Shulman. Aaron Boone left ESPN this offseason to manage the Yankees. 

Reviled upon retirement, A-Rod has repaired his image over the last couple of years, largely thanks to his impressive studio work with Fox. He’s currently dating singer and actress Jennifer Lopez, keeping his string of A-list girlfriends.

This is the second time A-Rod has replaced Boone. Rodriguez took Boone’s place as Yankees third baseman in 2004, after Boone injured himself playing pickup basketball. A-Rod went on to hit 351 home runs in 12 seasons with the Yanks. 

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