Network eyes sportscaster for on-air position

The nascent Major League Baseball Network has been in talks with NBC Sports standby Bob Costas about an on-air position starting next season, Sports Business Daily has reported.

Although the negotiations have reportedly yet to yield an agreement, MLBN has discussed using Costas as either a play-by-play or color man on at least one game per week, or a panelist on its nightly in-studio coverage.

Costas, currently anchoring NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” ensemble, has been with the Peacock for well over two decades, broadcasting basketball, baseball, thoroughbred racing and Olympics coverage. He also hosts a sports-mag skein, “Costas NOW,” on HBO.

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