Just days after announcing his retirement from Major League Baseball, Gregg Zaun has signed a two-year deal with Rogers Sportsnet as its full-time Major League Baseball analyst.
Zaun, who has been an analyst for Sportsnet’s MLB playoff coverage for the past five years, will continue in that role year round for Sportsnet television and radio.
“His knowledge of the game and candid analysis makes him a must-watch for baseball fans. The pairing of Zaun and Jamie Campbell has drawn great reviews in the past." said Sportsnet VP Rob Corte.
Zaun spent 16 seasons in the majors as a catcher starting with the Baltimore Orioles in 1995 and captured a World Series championship with the Florida Marlins in 1997. He enjoyed five seasons with the Jays from 2004-2008, where for the first time in his MLB career he was the starting catcher. He began his broadcasting career with Sportsnet after the Jays closed out their 2006 season. Zaun had seen limited duty with Tampa Bay and Milwaukee over the last two seasons and was trying to catch on with San Diego Padres this season but opted for retirement after three spring season games earlier this month.
Zaun’s duties begin with the network’s spring training coverage on Sportsnet Connected as well as on the MLB Preview Show later this month. In-studio he will work with host Jamie Campbell during the MLB regular-season and post-season. In addition, he will handle the analysis for 24 Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts on the Blue Jays Radio Network.
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