Dennis Eckersley signs 5-year deal with NESN
By Matt McCarthy, 985TheSportsHub.com
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.
Looking forward to getting to spring training. Feeling real good. Doing between 80 and 90 games this year. Really looking forward to the 30 Eck Dave and I will be doing together. Great season ahead!!!— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) February 21, 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.