New York Yankees special advisor Alex Rodriguez has joined Fox Sports as a full-time analyst for the network’s baseball coverage.
According to the Associated Press, the former New York Yankees third baseman will be a game analyst and a feature reporter for the network on a multi-year deal. He will also be an in-game analyst on some MLB Saturday broadcasts. A-Rod, who has been a guest analyst for Fox during the playoffs the last two seasons, got good reviews for his work as an analyst.
“I’m excited to continue working with the FOX Sports family,” he said in a statement. It’ll be great to get back on the set with the guys for the regular season and postseason, especially the All-Star Game in my hometown of Miami.”
John Entz, the president of production and executive producer of Fox Sports, said that bringing A-Rod back was a priority of the network. Fox is the majority owner of the YES Network and A-Rod said on Michael Kay’s ESPN radio show that it would be a privilege to work with Kay and that maybe they could work together some day.
Rodriguez, whose playing career was tarnished by the Biogenesis steroid scandal, was released by the Yankees last summer. Now he is a special advisor and instructor for the Yankees.He will also host a reality show on CNBC.
We are looking forward to seeing how Rodriguez does as an analyst this year.