After delivering a stellar performance as an analyst during last year’s MLB postseason, Alex Rodriguez is ready to step in front of the camera once again. The former Yankees star whose playing career ended this past August, is joining FOX’s playoff broadcast team for the second straight October.
“I had a great experience working with the team at FOX Sports,” said Rodriguez in a press release. “They made me feel comfortable as a TV rookie and I’m excited to be back with them for the postseason.”
“Alex did a phenomenal job explaining the ‘Why?’ and the ‘How?’ for our baseball viewers last year,” said John Entz, president of production for FOX Sports in a release. “We always knew he’d be great on television but what surprised us all was just how quickly he picked it up. He’s a natural. Plus, he still owes us for that screen he cracked last year.”
That reference has to do with Rodriguez throwing a pass to Jay Glazer during FOX’s NFL pregame show, which was out of Glazer’s reach and led to a television screen being broken.
Rodriguez’s plans for the 2017 MLB season remain unknown. He has an opportunity to serve with the Yankees in an advisory role but if a team is interested in having him play, he could always revisit that possibility. He could also choose to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. The reviews on his performance have been strong, and he’d likely have no shortage of suitors for his services.