Alex Rodriguez will return to Fox as MLB playoffs analyst
Alex Rodriguez will reprise his role as a studio analyst for Fox’s coverage of the MLB playoffs this year, he announced on Thursday.
Rodriguez joined Fox last postseason after the Yankees were eliminated in the Wild Card game. He broke a screen with a football while announcing his hire on Fox’s NFL show, but his work as an analyst drew positive reviews from most observers, including SI.com’s Richard Deitsch.
Rodriguez is known throughout baseball for his exceptional knowledge of the game.
“Talking in front of the camera has never been my strength so it's been fun talking the game I love and conveying the message how I see it through my lens to the audience,” Rodriguez told Deitsch before the World Series last year. “I’m one of you [media] guys now.”
The Yankees released Rodriguez in August and announced that he would be joining the franchise as special advisor and instructor.