Mark Teixeira is sticking with ESPN.
The MLB great, who is a three-time American League All-Star and member of the 2009 World Series Champion New York Yankees, has signed a new multi-year agreement with ESPN. The network made the announcement in a news release sent Monday.
Teixeira’s new deal ensures that he will remain an analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown for the foreseeable future. The program precedes ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball each week throughout Major League Baseball’s season. The contract also ensures he will serve as analyst for other ESPN baseball programs, such as Opening Day, Winter Baseball Meetings and World Series.
Teixeira was humble as he talked about his new contract in a recent interview.
“I have the coolest job in baseball,” Teixeira said. “I’m fortunate to work with so many great colleagues and friends at ESPN, who are deeply committed to covering the sport we all love with passion and expertise. I’m so happy to be part of this team.”
ESPN Vice President, Production Seth Markman shared Teixeira’s positive thoughts.
“Mark is a consummate professional who elevates our show every time he appears,” Markman said. “He’s smart, cadid and an excellent communicator, and his passion for the game is evident. We’re proud to have Mark here at ESPN.”
Along with his work on ESPN’s MLB coverage, Teixeira will also contribute to SportsCenter and will make appearances on ESPN Radio’s programming, including ESPN Radio 98.7’s The Michael Kay Show.
Over the course of his Major League Baseball career, Teixeira — a switch-hitting First Baseman — hit 409 home runs, batted in 1,298 runs and won five Golden Gloves. He retired at the end of Major League Baseball’s 2016 season and joined ESPN’s on-air roster at the start of the league’s 2017 season.
More information on ESPN’s Major League Baseball coverage is available online now along with all of the latest MLB headlines at:
To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it. Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.