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Retired slugger and Mount St. Joseph grad Mark Teixeira joins ESPN

Retired slugger and Mount St. Joseph grad Mark Teixeira joins ESPN
Mark Teixeira of the Yankees tips his cap after being removed from the game in the seventh inning against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 2. It was his final game. (Mike Stobe / Getty Images)

A former Yankee who Orioles fans liked to boo even more than A-Rod,  Mark Teixeira, didn't stay out of work very long.

Teixeira, the Mount Saint Joseph grad who spurned his hometown Orioles to sign an eight-year, $180 million deal as a free agent with the Yankees in December 2008, has joined ESPN.

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The sports network announced today that it had reached a multiyear agreement with the three-time All-Star first baseman.

Teixeira, who was raised in Severna Park, will appear on baseball studio coverage ("Baseball Tonight"), its anchor show "SportsCenter" and ESPN radio.

In his career, the 36-year-old Teixeira hit 409 home runs for the Rangers (2003-07), the Braves (2007-08), the Los Angeles Angels (2008) and the Yankees (2009-16).

His final game on Oct. 2, fittingly, was against the team he rooted for growing up, the Orioles. He went 0-for-3 but made two nice fielding plays in a 5-2 loss to Baltimore. His glove work that game showed why he won five Gold Gloves in his 14 seasons.

It will be interesting to see if Orioles fans yell at the TV when he's on ESPN.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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