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Mendoza departs Mets to expand broadcast role

@SlangsOnSports
February 7, 2020

Jessica Mendoza will no longer be a special advisor for the Mets in 2020, according to a statement from general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. Mendoza will take on an expanded role with ESPN, but she will no longer be part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast crew. Mendoza will have

Jessica Mendoza will no longer be a special advisor for the Mets in 2020, according to a statement from general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.

Mendoza will take on an expanded role with ESPN, but she will no longer be part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast crew. Mendoza will have an increased role on other shows across ESPN’s platforms, and she will be an analyst on weekday games on the network.

Mendoza was hired as an advisor entering the 2019 season. She had been part of the Sunday Night Baseball booth since partway into the '15 season.

An individual being both a broadcaster and a team employee has generated some questions. Pedro Martínez is serving as both a broadcaster and a team advisor, as he has a similar role with the Red Sox.

Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Follow her on Twitter @SlangsOnSports.