Robinson to serve as analyst for ESPN

Robinson to serve as analyst for ESPN

WASHINGTON -- Hall of Famer Frank Robinson will add another chapter to his illustrious baseball career. He is joining ESPN as a special baseball analyst for two weeks starting March 31 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in Major League Baseball.

Robinson will make appearances on "SportsCenter," "Baseball Tonight," "Cold Pizza" and ESPNEWS during that period. He will also work as an analyst in the booth during select Spring Training telecasts.

The news comes four months after Robinson was told by team president Stan Kasten and general manager Jim Bowden that he would not be returning as manager of the Nationals. Washington recently offered Robinson a non-paying Spring Training job with expenses paid, but Robinson turned it down.

The Nationals have tentatively scheduled a Frank Robinson day for May 20 when the Nationals play the Orioles.

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