Cone joins SNB booth; A-Rod simulcast added

MLB

Five-time World Series champion and Cy Young Award winner David Cone is joining the announcing booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, which will also feature a secondary broadcast led by Alex Rodriguez, the network announced Friday.

Cone will serve as an analyst alongside Karl Ravech, who will become the fourth-ever play-by-play announcer for Sunday Night Baseball. Eduardo Perez will also serve as an analyst for the ESPN broadcasts.

For eight games on ESPN2, Rodriguez will join veteran commentator Michael Kay for Sunday Night Baseball with Kay-Rod — a broadcast similar to the ManningCasts that featured former quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning during Monday Night Football this season. The show will feature special guests as well as fantasy baseball and predictive elements.

Rodriguez and Kay will also serve as the primary broadcast team for two games during the 2022 season.

Cone pitched for 18 seasons in the majors, winning World Series titles with the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. Cone, who has served as a YES Network analyst, won the 1994 American League Cy Young Award while pitching for the Kansas City Royals.

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