Earlier this month, retired Cubs catcher David Ross was named a special assistant to the Cubs’ baseball operations department.
Monday morning came the announcement that he’d be working a second baseball-related job:
ESPN announced on Monday that the former catcher, who won a World Series for the Cubs last season, will join the company as an MLB analyst.
"I'm excited to dive right in and start talking baseball with my new colleagues at ESPN," Ross said in a statement. "It truly is the worldwide leader in sports and I'm grateful for the opportunity to join this incredible team. We're going to have a lot of fun this season."
The ESPN.com article doesn’t say exactly what on-air role Ross will serve, whether it will be as a game analyst, a pre- or post-game analyst, or appear on the network’s highlight show “Baseball Tonight,” nor how often he’ll appear on the Worldwide Leader.
Still, these two jobs should keep Grandpa Rossy busy. I’m hoping he’ll be around for Cubs spring training as part of his role with the team.