“I’m excited to continue working with the Fox Sports family,” A-Rod said in a statement. “It’ll be great to get back on the set with the guys for the regular season and postseason, especially the All-Star Game in my hometown of Miami.”
According to the NYDailyNews, Rodriguez drew rave reviews for his work as a studio analyst for Fox during the playoffs in 2015 and 2016. This season, he will add game analyst and feature reporter duties to his growing TV resume.
“Bringing Alex back was a priority of ours and we are fortunate to have him as a key contributor to our baseball coverage,” John Entz, the president of production and executive producer for Fox Sports said in a statement. “His potential is off the charts and he's been an incredibly quick learner in the world of television.”
Fox is also the majority owner of the YES Network, and last month A-Rod was asked about the possibility of calling Yankees games on YES.
“It would be a privilege to work next to Michael Kay,” A-Rod said on Kay’s ESPN radio show. “Maybe we can make that happen one day.”
Fox’s baseball broadcast team will have a decidedly New York feel to it this season. In addition to A-Rod, the network hired ex-Yankee Nick Swisher last month and former SNY reporter Kevin Burkhardt is an anchor on FS1’s MLB studio show.