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Jessica Mendoza joins ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ full-time | Miami Herald

Jessica Mendoza wonders what she’d be doing during the upcoming Major League Baseball season if not for some events out of her control.

The retired softball star was scheduled to call two Monday night MLB games late in 2015 for ESPN and hoped to get a regular gig this year, but figured she might need to wait longer for a slot to open up.

Instead, six days after her debut, she leapt onto the network’s showcase platform of “Sunday Night Baseball” — and hasn’t left since.

ESPN is announcing Wednesday that the 35-year-old Mendoza is now a permanent fixture in the Sunday prime-time booth. She’ll join another new analyst, Aaron Boone, alongside returning play-by-play voice Dan Shulman.

They replace Curt Schilling, who moves to Monday, and John Kruk, who returns to “Baseball Tonight.”

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