ESPN announced today that Eduardo Pérez, former Major League Baseball player and coach, has returned to the network to primarily serve as a Baseball Tonight studio analyst. Pérez will also make appearances on ESPN’s Beisbol Esta Noche on ESPN Deportes.
In addition to studio analysis, Pérez will contribute to select game telecasts, beginning with ESPN’s Spring Training coverage. Pérez will join Steve Levy to call the Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals game on Wednesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Nationals at New York Mets on Thursday, March 27, at 1 p.m.
“I’m excited to be back at ESPN in time for the 25th season of Baseball Tonight,” said Pérez. “I’m looking forward to sharing my insights and opinions with baseball fans everywhere.”
Pérez was previously a Baseball Tonight analyst at ESPN from 2006 through 2010. In 2011, Pérez joined the Miami Marlins as their hitting coach. He was most recently the bench coach for the Houston Astros during the 2013 season.
In 2008, Pérez was named Manager of the Year in the Puerto Rico Baseball League, leading the Leones De Ponce to the league championship. He also managed Colombia in the World Baseball Classic qualifying round in 2013.
Pérez played 13 MLB seasons from 1993-2006. His father, Tony Pérez, is a Baseball Hall of Famer.