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Friday, June 14, 2024

Derek Jeter Is Joining Fox’s MLB Broadcast Team in 2023

  • Jeter and Fox make a surprise announcement at Super Bowl 57.
  • The Captain will reunite with longtime frenemy Alex Rodriguez
Derek Jeter joins Fox.
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GLENDALE, Arizona -–  Super Bowl broadcasters like to use the Big Game to break big news. It happened again today with Fox Sports announcing that baseball legend Derek Jeter will join its Major League Baseball broadcast team for the 2023 season.

The former New York Yankees captain will reunite again with frenemy Alex Rodriguez. Jeter, A-Rod, Michael Strahan, and Curt Menefee made the surprise announcement on the Fox pregame set outside State Farm Stadium.

Cool as always, a stylish-looking Jeter strolled out on the stage, then hugged it out with the trio. “El Capitan!” said A-Rod with a laugh.

“You’re an Eagles fan, I hear?” asked Menefee. “Who told you that?” countered the New York sports legend, who won five World Series rings with the Yankees.

Jeter stepped down as president of MLB’s Miami Marlins in early 2022. He previously launched the athlete-focused media platform, The Players Tribune, in 2014.

Jeter and A-Rod were close friends early in their careers. But Jeter gave A-Rod the cold shoulder after Rodriguez made some comments he didn’t like in an Esquire interview in 2001.

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Rodriguez joined Jeter on the Yankees in 2004, and the two helped the storied franchise to its last World Series title in 2009.

Front Office Sports previously reported that ESPN wanted Jeter for TV last year. ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro is a lifelong Yankees fan.

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