Adam Wainwright will placed on a headset and check out the broadcasting world this week as a part of the Marlins-Braves Nationwide League Division Sequence on FOX Sports activities 1.
|Gm 1||Oct. 6||2 p.m.||MIA @ ATL||FS1|
|Gm 2||Oct. 7||2 p.m.||MIA @ ATL||MLBN|
|Gm 3||Oct. 8||2 p.m.||ATL @ MIA||FS1|
|*Gm 4||Oct. 9||2 p.m.||ATL @ MIA||FS1|
|*Gm 5||Oct. 10||4 p.m.||MIA @ ATL||FS1|
FOX Sports activities introduced that the Cardinals veteran will be a part of the FS1 sales space as an analyst for Sport 1 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT on Tuesday. He’ll be a part of a broadcast group that features A.J. Pierzynski and play-by-play broadcaster Adam Amin.
It’s commonplace for an lively participant to participate in postseason broadcasts — Pierzynski was a part of the FOX postseason broadcasts from 2011-13 and in ’15 whereas he was nonetheless an lively participant — however will probably be Wainwright’s first formal nationwide broadcast look. He has lengthy been a go-to in-game interview for broadcasters all through his profession, and he joined FOX Sports activities Midwest by way of Zoom throughout a regular-season sport by which he wasn’t pitching this 12 months.
Wainwright has pitched in eight postseasons, together with this 12 months within the NL Wild Card Sequence. The Cardinals had been eradicated Friday with a Sport 3 loss to the Padres.
The tip of the Cardinals’ season introduced up the inevitable questions on Wainwright’s future. The 39-year-old was St. Louis’ most dependable starter, posting a 3.15 ERA throughout 10 begins and 65 2/3 innings. He’ll formally be a free agent in November after signing a second consecutive incentive-laden, one-year contract with the Cardinals final offseason. When requested if he want to return to baseball in 2021, Wainwright has deferred remark, saying he would make that call throughout the offseason.
He definitely didn’t pitch like 2020 was his final 12 months, and he has confirmed invaluable to the Cardinals’ clubhouse with perception over his lengthy profession. Now followers tuning into Tuesday’s NLDS may get a peek into that perception — and Wainwright may see if he enjoys the view from the sales space.