Chavez to join A's TV broadcast for 20 games

Six-time Gold Glove winner debuts April 24

MESA, Ariz. -- Six-time Gold Glove winner Eric Chavez will join the A's broadcast team as a color commentator for 20 telecasts this season. He debuts April 24, when the A's host the Astros.

Chavez, who is currently serving as a special assignment scout for the Yankees, with whom he played in 2011-12, will also act as a studio analyst for select "A's Pregame Live" and "A's Postgame Live" shows on Comcast SportsNet California. He follows in the footsteps of fellow former A's players who were invited in the broadcast booth for 20 games in recent years: Shooty Babbitt (2014) and Scott Hatteberg (2012-13).

"Eric is one of the most well-respected Oakland A's of the last two decades," said Ken Pries, A's vice president of broadcasting and communications, in a statement. "His knowledge of and passion for the game will bring great insight and perspective to A's broadcasts this season which our fans will undoubtedly appreciate."

Ray Fosse will remain in the booth as the primary analyst, working 126 games alongside play-by-play announcer Glen Kuiper this season.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.