David Ortiz to be Fox analyst for 2017 postseason

Brian Hines
Contributing Writer

Photo Courtesy of Bob DeChiara - USA TODAY Sports
The former Red Sox slugger and three time World Series Champion will be back in the postseason yet again this October. This time he will not be hitting home runs, but will join Fox Sports' to help with postseason coverage.

Ortiz will be apart of Fox's pre- and postgame shows working alongside Alex Rodriguez, Frank Thomas and anchor Kevin Burkhardt. The three former players bring plenty of knowledge and over 1,750 home runs to the booth.

The network also added Mets analyst Keith Hernandez who will help replace Pete Rose. The Pete Rose fallout continues after the allegation that he committed statutory rape more than 40 years ago.

This stint is not Ortiz's first broadcasting experience. He served as a guest World Series analyst in the 2014 World Series. Some thought he could join NESN after he retired last year, but Ortiz has since agreed on a role with the Red Sox front office.

Fox will show the AL playoffs and the first three Red Sox-Astros ALDS games on FS1.