March 18, 2022

Looking to Bolster the Number of Viewers The MLB Network Add Women Media Personalities and Former Major Leaguers as New Hosts to Their Broadcasts

Ruben Amaro, Jr., A.J. Andrews, Keiana Martin, Bo
Porter and Siera Santos
join MLB Network on-air broadcast lineup

MLB Network announced that Ruben Amaro, Jr., A.J. Andrews, Keiana Martin, Bo Porter and Siera Santos have joined its lineup of on-air personalities appearing across the network’s studio programming. Amaro and Porter will serve as analysts, while Andrews, Martin and Santos join as hosts and reporters. MLB Network also announced this past Tuesday that Alex Avila and Cameron Maybin have joined its on-air lineup.

Ruben Amaro, Jr.
Amaro, the veteran front office executive, joins MLB Network following time in the New York Mets organization from 2018 through 2019. Following his eight-year playing career as an outfielder, Amaro was named the assistant general manager for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1998 before ascending to the role of executive vice president and general manager in November 2008. 

A.J. Andrews

As part of today’s announcement, Andrews has been named the new host of Play Ball, MLB Network’s weekly kids-focused program, which returns for its seventh season on Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Andrews’ collegiate softball career began with Louisiana State University (2012-15) – where she participated in two Women’s College World Series – before joining the Chicago Bandits (2015) of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and the Akron Racers (2016) as an outfielder, becoming the first women to ever win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Prior to college softball, Andrews played for Countryside High School in Clearwater, FL and was named Pinellas County Player of the Year, leading the state in stolen bases and batting average as a senior. Andrews also serves as an in-studio analyst for the SEC Network and hosts for the likes of BETMGM, PlayersTV, and ESPN's special 'Unapologetic the Black Female Athlete'.

Keiana Martin

Martin will host across MLB Network’s studio programming, including a regular role on Quick Pitch, MLB Network’s highlights show of record, plus Big Inning, MLB.TV’s live whip-around program. Martin comes to MLB Network having served as the senior team reporter for the San Francisco 49ers the last five years.

Bo Porter

Porter, the former player, manager, coach and executive, will make his MLB Network debut by contributing to the network’s Grapefruit League coverage from March 24-27. Following his playing career and coaching roles with the Miami Marlins and Arizona Diamondbacks, Porter served as the Washington Nationals third base coach in 2011 and 2012. At age 40, the Houston Astros hired Porter as their manager in 2013, making him the youngest manager in MLB at the time, a position he would have for the next two seasons. 

Siera Santos

Santos will host across MLB Network’s studio programming, including a regular presence on Quick Pitch and Big Inning. Santos joins MLB Network following her role as a sports anchor and reporter for FOX 10 in Phoenix, AZ. Prior to her time in Phoenix, Santos was a sports anchor for FOX 32 in Chicago (2018-2020), and hosted NBC Sports Chicago’s Fast Break and In The Loop programs from 2015-18. 

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