ESPN broadcaster Jessica Mendoza is joining the New York Mets’ front office in a player-evaluation capacity without giving up her seat in the “Sunday Night Baseball” booth.
The Mets on Tuesday announced Mendoza would be baseball operations advisor.
She will continue to work the Sunday night broadcasts with ESPN.
According to the team, Mendoza will report to executive vice president and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, primarily committed to player evaluation, roster construction, technological advancement and health and performance. Van Wagenen is entering his first season as Mets GM and was previously head of the sports agent firm CAA’s baseball division.
Mendoza, 38, has been a color analyst for ESPN’s primetime Sunday games since 2016. An All-American softball player at Stanford, where she played from 1999-2002, Mendoza was also a member of Team USA Softball in 2004 (gold) and 2008 (silver).