A-Rod to replace Aaron Boone again, this time by joining 'Sunday Night Baseball'

By now, everyone is familiar with how Alex Rodriguez wound up replacing Aaron Boone as the New York Yankees third baseman. Namely, Boone suffered a season-ending knee injury during the offseason. (There's also the part about the league and union squashing a deal that would've sent Rodriguez and his restructured contract to the Boston Red Sox, but whatever.)

On Tuesday, ESPN announced their new Sunday Night Baseball booth -- and wouldn't you know it, Rodriguez is again replacing Boone, who became the Yankees manager earlier in the winter:

Rodriguez, who turned heads with his insight and humor in 2017, will continue to serve as part of Fox's studio show coverage during the postseason. On Sunday nights, however, he'll join Jessica Mendoza, herself a rising star in the industry, as well as fellow newcomer Matt Vasgersian, a familiar voice to anyone with access to MLB Network or the "MLB The Show" video game series. Longtime scribe Buster Olney will remain in a sideline reporter capacity.

The new-look booth will make its official debut on Thursday, March 29, when they call the Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants game. A few nights later, they'll make their Sunday night debut, calling a contest between the same two teams. 

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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