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As an MLB analyst, A-Rod will be broadening his horizons and joining another network

Alex Rodriguez is expected to join ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” team, according to Sporting News.
Alex Rodriguez is expected to join ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” team, according to Sporting News. AP

Alex Rodriguez made the seamless transition from Major League Baseball All-Star to sports broadcaster when he joined Fox Sports for the 2016 postseason following his retirement from the sport.

When the 2018 season gets underway in March, Rodriguez will reportedly be extending his broadcasting horizons.

According to Sporting News’ Michael McCarthy, Rodriguez is expected to join ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” cast as an analyst for the regular season, joining Jessica Mendoza, Buster Olney and a play-by-play announcer who has yet to be named.

Rodriguez, who signed a multi-year contract with Fox Sports in March, will remain with Fox Sports as an analyst for the postseason.

Rodriguez, 42, has received generally positive reviews as a broadcaster, which has blunted some of the criticism he garnered late in his career. He was suspended for the 2014 season after violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Rodriguez, a 14-time All-Star, three-time American League MVP and 2009 World Series champion whose baseball career began as a high schooler in Miami, retired from baseball in August 2016 after 22 seasons.

As part of the school's celebration of the 25th anniversary of its 1992 national championship baseball team, Alex Rodriguez threw out the ceremonial first pitch at his high school alma mater, Westminster Christian on Tuesday afternoon, March 7, 20

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