Fox’s Major League Baseball coverage is set for quite the shakeup.
Hall of Fame slugger Frank Thomas is reportedly out at the network after 10 years as an analyst for Fox’s pregame baseball coverage. Fox hired Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter after he left the Marlins’ front office and the former Yankees shortstop will now take Thomas’s place.
The news of Thomas being let go from Fox’s pregame baseball coverage was first reported by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
“Frank has been an integral member of the FOX MLB studio team for nearly a decade and has helped raise the bar on our coverage while continuously growing the game of baseball,” a Fox spokesperson told the New York Post. “Although he is not part of our coverage this season, ‘The Big Hurt’ will always be a member of our Fox Sports family and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Jeter, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2020, will make his debut with the network during the London Series in June, before remaining with the crew for the All-Star game in July and the playoffs in October.