Dodgers Prevented ESPN's Jessica Mendoza Clubhouse Access Over Her Role With Mets

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Many people wondered how ESPN would handle the conflict of interest facing Sunday Night Baseball analyst, Jessica Mendoza, when she took a job in the Mets front office this past March. The Dodgers, however, took things into their own hands.

According to a report from the New York Post's Andrew Marchand, Los Angeles blocked Mendoza's access to its clubhouse during media availability before games this season because of her role as an adviser to New York general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen.

The Post says that the Dodgers also enforced this policy with ESPN analyst, David Ross, who is a Cubs adviser.

The Dodgers confirmed that they did want the broadcasters in the clubhouse while working for other teams and that Mendoza and Ross had to set up pre-scheduled interviews with players.

Marchand also reported that ESPN is considering breaking up its Sunday night team of Matt Vasgersian, Alex Rodriguez and Mendoza, with A-Rod being a "lock" to return to the telecast in 2020.