It’s not an announcement about who the fourth and fifth members of the starting rotation will be, but nonetheless it is news many Red Sox fans and NESN viewers have been awaiting all spring:
Jenny Dell will make her on-air debut Saturday
Dell, hired in late January as the replacement for the popular Heidi Watney as NESN’s in-game Red Sox reporter, will be in NESN’s lineup during the Red Sox-Phillies game at 1:30 p.m.
Dell, a UMass grad, has been in Ft. Myers for much of the spring and has received rave reviews for her professionalism, work ethic and demeanor. But the more time passed without her appearing on the air, the more curious it became in regard to what the reason might be.
Dell had previously worked at ESPN, but had limited on-camera work, so perhaps NESN’s caution is just a case of making sure she’s ready for the relatively high-profile role.