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Alex Rodriguez to join broadcast booth for ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball'

Alex Rodriguez to join broadcast booth for ESPN's 'Sunday Night Baseball'
Alex Rodriguez attends a basketball game between Michigan State and Indiana in East Lansing, Mich., on Jan. 19. (Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

A-Rod is joining the "Sunday Night Baseball" booth.

Three-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez will replace Aaron Boone as an analyst on the ESPN broadcasts this season. Boone was hired as the New York Yankees manager in December.

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Rodriguez will be joining fellow analyst Jessica Mendoza and new play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian.

ESPN announced the hiring of Rodriguez and Vasgersian in a statement on Tuesday.

The Sporting News was first to report the news concerning Rodriguez, who will continue to serve as a Fox Sports baseball analyst during the postseason.

"I'm looking forward to this new chapter in my broadcasting career," Rodriguez said in the ESPN statement. "It's an exciting time in baseball and now I get that front row seat to tell that story every Sunday night on ESPN as well as calling my fourth post season on Fox where I started this journey."

This won't be the first time Rodriguez replaces Boone in a professional role. A-Rod also took over third base for the Yankees in 2004 after Boone was injured during the offseason.

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UPDATES:

9:40 a.m.: This article was updated after ESPN announced the hiring of Rodriguez and Vasgersian.

This article was originally published at 9:25 a.m.

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