Remy, NESN extend contract

Red Sox color analyst Jerry Remy, who has been in the post for 23 years and will broadcast his 3,000th game on Sunday, has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with NESN, according to the network.

"I am truly fortunate to have been part of the NESN family for the past 23 years and that relationship will continue into the future," Jerry Remy told NESN.com. "I feel I have the best job in the world broadcasting Red Sox baseball."

Remy, 57, took a leave of absence from early May to mid August last season due to health issues. He had lung cancer surgery in November 2008 and also battled depression. This season Remy has been back full time.

The former Red Sox second baseman, who played from 1978 to 1984, joined NESN in 1988, working alongside play-by-play legend Ned Martin. He's been partnered with Don Orsillo for the past 10 years and is a four-time New England Emmy Award winner.

“Jerry is a fixture in New England who continues to be one of the most popular announcers in all of baseball,” said Sean McGrail, NESN’s president and CEO. “His commitment to NESN and the team has been exemplary and we are thrilled to continue our relationship for years to come.”