Jessica Mendoza has joined ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team as a full time analyst for the 2016 season, reports the Associated Press.
Mendoza, 35, now joins new analyst and former MLB player Aaron Boone in the booth, as well as play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman. The two-time Olympic medalist and Boone replaced Curt Schilling, who has been re-assigned to Monday night, and John Kruk, who will move back to Baseball Tonight.
A four-time All-America softball player at Stanford from 1999–02, Mendoza subsequently became a mainstay in the Sunday Night Baseball booth in September, after replacing Curt Schilling during his suspension.
In October, Mendoza became the first woman to broadcast a nationally televised postseason MLB game.
- Kayla Lombardo