ESPN has added another big name to its list of superstar analysts.
Network officials announced this week the addition of Mark Teixeira to its staff. The World Series Champion, 5-time Gold Glove winner, and 3-time All-Star will join the worldwide leader in sports as an analyst on its Major League Baseball programs.
The multi-year deal will see Teixeira contributing to SportsCenter, ESPN’s MLB studio programs, and ESPN Radio broadcasts. The 14-year MLB veteran’s on-air presence is expected to begin with ESPN’s 2017 MLB Spring Training coverage.
Teixeira was humbled and excited to be the latest addition to ESPN’s roster of superstar staff members.
“I couldn’t be more excited to begin this next chapter of my baseball career with ESPN,” Teixeira said. I’m looking forward to being a part of their al-star rotation of commentators and to share my perspective with the fans.”
Teixeira is no stranger to ESPN. Along with his on-field work, he has appeared many times in the past as a guest analyst on ESPN’s MLB broadcasts on ESPN Radio. That isn’t all. He has even guest co-hosted on ESPN’s Mike & Mike.
Teixeira announced his retirement on Aug. 5, 2016. He played in his final game on Oct. 2, 2016. In 2009, he was a member of the World Series Champion New York Yankees lineup. He led the American League in home runs and runs batted in that same year.
He also amassed a total of 409 home runs over the course of his career while playing for the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers.
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