With the MLB season roughly a month away, ESPN has finally decided who will be part of its Sunday Night Baseball coverage. The days of having Alex Rodriguez, Jessica Mendoza and Matt Vasgersian all together in the booth are over.
Mendoza is taking on a new role with ESPN. She’ll appear on various shows for the network, such as SportsCenter, Get Up, First Take, and Baseball Tonight. Fans can hear her analyze weeknight games during the season.
Instead of finding a replacement for Mendoza, the ‘Worldwide Leader In Sports’ will move forward with the current personnel that it has.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth will only feature Vasgersian and Rodriguez. ESPN insider Buster Olney will return as the dugout reporter for these Sunday games.
NEWS: ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball team will be Matt Vasgersian and Alex Rodriguez with Buster Olney as the dugout reporter. https://t.co/iQU725ihTh
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 20, 2020
All eyes will be on Rodriguez to see how he handles this role with ESPN. He’ll have to make sure his analysis is on point each Sunday night.
Rodriguez is obviously a polarizing figure in the baseball world due to his up-and-down career in the MLB.
If the new setup for Sunday Night Baseball doesn’t result in better ratings for ESPN, it’s possible the network makes yet another change to its broadcast booth.