Jessica Mendoza has signed a multiyear extension with ESPN and will no longer continue in her role as baseball operations adviser to the New York Mets, it was announced Friday.
Mendoza, 39, will become the first woman to serve as a solo analyst on national baseball telecasts when she does weeknight games for ESPN this season. She also will become the first woman to serve as a World Series game analyst on national radio this season.
Mendoza’s increased appearances on ESPN led her to resign as an adviser to the Mets and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
“We have enjoyed our relationship with Jessica and appreciated all her contributions and insight over the past year,” Van Wagenen said of Mendoza, who was hired by the Mets in March. “We are excited for her expanded role at ESPN and fully understand and support her need to fully invest her time in all the new platforms. We have such respect and value her baseball insight and know her impact on the game of baseball is just beginning.”
Mendoza, who joined ESPN in 2007, had served as an analyst on Sunday Night Baseball since August 2015.
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