ESPN is interested in hiring Derek Jeter for a TV role

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The news of Derek Jeter’s decision to step down as CEO of Marlins surprised many on Monday, though the focus quickly shifted to speculation about the hall-of-famer’s next career move. A possible avenue on the table? TV broadcast.

ESPN is reportedly interested in bringing Jeter on board for its baseball coverage, according to Michael McCarthy of Front office sports. It’s not yet clear if Jeter is interested in working in television or what exact role the network might have for him. McCarthy also named Fox, Turner Sports and the YES Network as other interested parties competing for Jeter’s services should he decide to go with the broadcast route.

ESPN could potentially use Jeter in a ManningCast-type role for its Sunday Night Baseball package. The network is already planning a similar alternative television show for next season, starring Jeter’s former teammate Alex Rodriguez and current Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay.

Jeter made his way into the sports media with the founding of after his playing career The Players’ Stand.

Jeter has spent the last four seasons as Miami’s CEO, overseeing a record 218-327 in that span. The team made the playoffs during the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic and was promoted to the National League Division Series.

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