CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on Oct. 7, 2022.
When the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros take the field to compete in the 2022 World Series, pitcher Triston McKenzie will represent the Cleveland Guardians at the league's championship series in a unique role.
The MLB announced Thursday morning that McKenzie will serve as a social media correspondent for Game 2 in Houston, Texas and Game 3 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In his role, McKenzie will interview players from both teams on the field, make appearances on the MLB network and give viewers a behind-the-scenes look as the teams battle for the Commissioner's Trophy.
This year, McKenzie had a breakout season with the Guardians as he finished amongst the top 10 in the American League (AL) in every statistical pitching category. McKenzie amassed a 2.96 ERA while throwing 190 strikeouts in 191.1 innings pitched.
During the postseason, McKenzie continued to impress on the field as he helped guide the team to a victory against the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL Wild Card Series and a victory over the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series.
McKenzie is also a fan favorite, thanks to his work off the field that he does in the Northeast Ohio community.
Earlier this year, McKenzie was named the Guardians' 2022 Robert Clemente Award nominee for his service.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on July 5, 2021.