Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

Dennis Eckersley will be apart of the Red Sox television broadcast team through at least the 2024 season.

Eckersley announced on Twitter Wednesday that he has signed a 5-year contract extension with NESN, a deal that will put him in the booth for 85 games per season, more than in years past.

The 1992 Cy Young award winner and Hall of Famer will be apart of a three-man booth with Dave O’Brien and Jerry Remy for roughly 30 games this year, according to NESN. Remy, who beat cancer again last year, will also be on the call for 80-90 games in 2019.

NESN’s decision to pair Remy and Eckersley was well-received last summer, and the network reportedly planned to have the two in the booth together more before Remy had to step aside for cancer treatments.

Remy has worked Red Sox games on television since 1988.

NESN also plans to rotate former Red Sox players Carlos Pena and Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the booth this year as color analysts.

Ecklersley and Remy will call their first game together this season on April 9, which is the home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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