ESPN is strengthening its baseball roster with the addition of two-time World Series Champion David Ross. The network has inked a multi-year deal with the former catcher to provide analysis across ESPN’s multiple platforms including making regular appearances on SportsCenter and ESPN’s MLB studio shows.
“I’m excited to dive right in and start talking baseball with my new colleagues at ESPN, said David Ross. “It truly is the worldwide leader in sports and I’m grateful for the opportunity to join this incredible team. We’re going to have a lot of fun this season.”
The 15-year MLB veteran retired this past fall after winning the 2016 World Series with the Chicago Cubs. He was also part of the Boston Red Sox team in 2013 which went from worst to first and won the World Series.
Seth Markman, ESPN’s senior coordinating producer added, “David is a proven leader with a natural combination of charisma, candor and humor which lends itself well to a media career. The expertise he’s amassed during his memorable career, which includes the unique experience of winning World Series Championships with two iconic franchises, will greatly benefit our audience.”