ESPN today announced it has re-signed veteran MLB analyst Eduardo Pérez with a new multiyear deal. Pérez provides analysis primarily on ESPN’s Monday Night Baseball (since 2016) with additional appearances on Wednesday Night Baseball and Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown. He also provides commentary across ESPN’s news and information programming, including SportsCenter, which he has done since 2014 when he returned to ESPN.
“Eduardo is the total package,” said Phil Orlins, ESPN MLB senior coordinating producer. “He has a deep and rich history in the game, a large personality and great access to both Spanish and English speaking players.”
Pérez first joined ESPN in 2006 and provided analysis until 2011 when he returned to Major League Baseball as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins (2011-12) and a bench coach for the Astros (2013). His coaching career also included leading the Leones De Ponce, of the Puerto Rico Baseball League, to the 2008 league championship and managing Colombia in the 2013 World Baseball Classic qualifying round.
His 13-season MLB playing career, primarily as a first baseman, included time with six teams from 1993-2006. Pérez had his most notable season in 1997 with the Cincinnati Reds, reaching career highs in home runs (16), RBI (52) and games (106).
Pérez will be in the booth for tonight’s Monday Night Baseball telecast with Dave Flemming and Tim Kurkjian as the New York Mets host the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field at 7 p.m. ET. on ESPN.
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