NESN hires Jenny Dell and Matt Stairs

By Matt Sullivan

The Red Sox flagship station, New England Sports Network, or NESN, has added two new faces to their line up.. Ex-ESPN Accuscore Anchor Jenny Dell will take over sideline reporting duties from Hiedi Watney, who has taken a position with Time Warner in California. Also joining NESN is former journey man slugger Matt Stairs, who played for the Red Sox in 1995. Stairs was used primarily as a left fielder and pinch hitter that season, seeing just 95 plate appearances with the Red Sox.

On his career, Stairs played for thirteen different clubs. The left-handed hitter played left and right field and first base, but he was primarily employed for his bat. By the end of his career, he was a pinch hitting specialist. He had good on base skills and hit for plus power throughout his career, with a solid .262/.356/.477 batting line.

Stairs will join Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley and Tom Caron in studio for NESN, commenting on “20-30 games during the 2012 season” according to the station’s press release. Stairs has the advantage of knowing the current baseball world very well, thanks to his extensive travels.

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