Dell, who is a reporter for the New England Sports Network (NESN), also tweeted photos of herself and Middlebrooks celebrating the New Year with friends.
The network responded by removing Dell from the coveted, high visibility sideline position and reassigning her to the ‘NESN Sports Today’ desk.
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.
She’s the “the de facto homecoming queen of New England.” Heidi Watney, who Dell replaced, now works for MLB Network. In fairness to Dell, her job isn’t to play investigative reporter or cover the team as fairly and objectively as a beat writer at a newspaper would.
She’s a pretty face that fans at home can count on to tell them about injuries, relay info about promotions and interview players after the game.
Dell's employer, NESN, didn't directly say that was the reason for reassigning her, but those dots are easy to connect." data-reactid="19" Popular Boston Red Sox sideline reporter Jenny Dell won't be covering the team anymore, after beginning a relationship with one of its players.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 bobblehead. She is working as the co-presenter of the BBC factual series Bang Goes the Theory since 2009 to present.Which is to say, the “conflict of interest” flag isn’t as enormous here as it would be for some other media members.Still, it was enough that NESN needed to do something.She's the "the de facto homecoming queen of New England." Heidi Watney, who Dell replaced, now works for MLB Network.