SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Former Athletics closer Dennis Eckersley will join the broadcast team for Oakland games this season, working a minimum of 20 games.

Eckersley, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox last season, ranks third on the major league career saves list with 390. Eckersley, who will fill in on both radio and television, will be reunited with formerly batterymate Ray Fosse on some of those games.