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A-Rod joining ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball'

MLB Network's Vasgersian named to play-by-play post
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Alex Rodriguez has joined ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcast team as an analyst, replacing Aaron Boone, who left to become manager of the Yankees, the network announced on Tuesday.

In addition, MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian was named play-by-play broadcaster, succeeding Dan Shulman. Both Rodriguez and Vasgersian join ESPN on multiyear agreements. Rodriguez will continue to work as an analyst for FOX Sports during the postseason.

Alex Rodriguez has joined ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" broadcast team as an analyst, replacing Aaron Boone, who left to become manager of the Yankees, the network announced on Tuesday.

In addition, MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian was named play-by-play broadcaster, succeeding Dan Shulman. Both Rodriguez and Vasgersian join ESPN on multiyear agreements. Rodriguez will continue to work as an analyst for FOX Sports during the postseason.

"I'm looking forward to this new chapter in my broadcasting career," Rodriguez said. "It's an exciting time in baseball and now I get that front-row seat to tell that story every Sunday night on ESPN as well as calling my fourth postseason on FOX where I started this journey."

A-Rod and Vasgersian will join Jessica Mendoza and Buster Olney on the broadcasts. A three-time Most Valuable Player and 14-time All-Star, Rodriguez has been with FOX since retiring as a player in 2016. Vasgersian is the third voice of "Sunday Night Baseball," following Jon Miller and Shulman. Vasgersian will continue in his role as a studio host and announcer for MLB Network.

"Jon and Dan set the bar super high for 'Sunday Night Baseball' play-by-play, so it's a real thrill for someone who still remembers his first Minor League bus trip in 1991 to have a chair like this one," Vasgersian said. "I know firsthand how passionate both Alex and Jessica are about baseball, and I can't wait to get started with them."

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @basebollie.