ESPN continues its trend of announcing contract extensions for a number of its on-air performers. This week the news revolves around baseball analyst Eduardo Perez and commentator Will Cain.
For Perez, he’s signed a new multiyear deal to continue providing analysis on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball (since 2016) and making additional appearances on Wednesday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown. The veteran MLB analyst will also deliver commentary on the network’s news and information programs, including SportsCenter.
Pérez joined ESPN in 2006 and was with the company until 2011. He left to pursue opportunities as the Miami Marlins hitting coach and the Houston Astros bench coach. He returned to the worldwide leader in 2014.
The second contract extension involves Cain. As part of his new agreement, Cain will continue offering commentary on programs such as First Take, Outside the Lines and E:60. He’ll also contribute on ESPN Radio, and to ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com.
Cain made the jump to ESPN in March 2015 after serving as a political analyst for CNN and The Blaze. He’s also contributed to the National Review, as a guest-host on ABC’s The View and MSNBC’s Way Too Early. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.