Curt Schilling is returning to television for ESPN.

The former Boston Red Sox pitcher said Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway he will return to work for the sports network as part of its baseball postseason coverage. ESPN confirmed that he will return to the studio for "Baseball Tonight" following its coverage of the AL wild-card game.

Schilling was benched this month from telecasts for the rest of the regular season and the wild-card game on Oct. 6. in the wake of a tweet he made that compared Muslims and Nazi-era Germans. He has one year left on his contract.

ESPN said it had made no decision on Schilling's role beyond this season.

He delivered the prayer before Sunday's NASCAR race.

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