Rick Sutcliffe has been at ESPN for 20 years. Thanks to a new deal announced today, it looks like he isn’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future. He has signed a multiyear extension with the network.
In his current role, Sutcliffe is paired with Jon Sciambi on the Wednesday Night Baseball broadcasts during the regular season. He switches to ESPN Radio for the playoffs, where he was paired with Chris Berman this past season. In a press release announcing the new deal, it is mentioned that he will remain in those same roles moving forward. He and Sciambi will also continue to work on holiday double-and-triple-headers.
Sutcliffe’s playing career included five different teams in 18 Major League seasons. He won the NL Rookie of the Year award with with the Dodgers in 1979, the NL Cy Young Award in 1984 as a member of the Chicago Cubs, and made All-Star teams in 1983, 87, and 89. He is also a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with a treatable form of colon cancer in 2008.