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with one of its players. Dell and third baseman Will Middlebrooks publicly outed themselves as an item on New Year's Eve.
Dell's employer, NESN, didn't directly say that was the reason for reassigning her, but those dots are easy to connect.
As The Stew wrote when Dell was hired at NESN, her job is the most popular of its kind in baseball. The sideline reporter
for NESN doesn't just relay info to a very engaged baseball fan base, she carries enough clout to get her own
The Boston Herald has more on NESN's decision to move Dell away from the Red Sox:
“NESN has an active search for a Red Sox sideline reporter,” station spokesman Gary Roy said in response to an inquiry from the Track. “Jenny Dell, a multi-talented on-air personality, is anchoring ‘NESN Sports Today’ and handling other assignments for NESN" ...
Dell and Middlebrooks, who have been dating for nearly a year, began appearing together in public last fall after the Sox won the World Series. On New Year’s Eve Middlebrooks texted his 143,000 followers a pic of him with his arm around Dell and the message: “Happy New Year from us to you! Here’s to a great 2014!”