Schilling set to return to ESPN for postseason coverage

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Curt Schilling is headed back to TV for ESPN.

Schilling said Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway he would return to work for the sports network as part of its baseball postseason coverage team. ESPN confirmed that the former pitcher would return to the studio for “Baseball Tonight” following its coverage of the American League wild-card game.

Schilling was benched earlier this month from on telecasts for the rest of the regular season and the wild-card game on Oct. 6. in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet.

The former star pitcher and “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst was pulled by ESPN from a major league game and the network’s coverage of the Little League World Series last month after he retweeted a post that compared Muslims and Nazi-era Germans. He has one year left on his contract.

At the time, Schilling said he’d made a “bad decision.”