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Alex Rodriguez and Matt Vasgersian Join ESPN’s ‘Sunday Night Baseball’

ESPN announced on Jan. 23 that World Series Champion and 14-time MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez will join “Sunday Night Baseball” as an analyst. Veteran baseball play-by-play broadcaster Matt Vasgersian will become the third-ever voice of “Sunday Night Baseball”, following Jon Miller and Dan Shulman.

Rodriguez will continue to exclusively serve as a studio analyst for Fox Sports during the MLB Postseason, while Vasgersian will continue his role as a studio host and announcer for MLB Network.

Jessica Mendoza returns to the ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball booth, with Buster Olney reporting.

The new Sunday Night Baseball team will make its official debut on Opening Day, Thursday, March 29, to call ESPN’s telecast of the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game, at 7 p.m. ET. The team will then call the first official Sunday Night Baseball telecast of the season on April 1, which also features the Dodgers and Giants at Dodger Stadium at 8:30 p.m.

Alex Rodriguez:
I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my broadcasting career. 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.

Matt Vasgersian:
Jon and Dan 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. I know firsthand how passionate both Alex and Jessica are about baseball, and I can’t wait to get started with them.

Jessica Mendoza:
I am incredibly excited to work with both Alex and Matt. 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.

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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