Guerin Austin’s immediate future as the Red Sox’ sideline reporter on NESN appears to be uncertain.
Austin, who joined NESN in 2014, is scheduled to work the Red Sox’ season-opening 11-game road trip in her familiar role. She also is scheduled to work at least part of the Red Sox’ first homestand, including Opening Day on April 9.
But according to a source with knowledge of the situation, she is not on the schedule for a couple of months following the first few weeks of the season, and her role has been left unclear.
Austin’s contract runs through January. She did not respond to a request seeking comment.
“Guerin is under contract through the rest of the year,’’ NESN spokesman Gary Roy said. “We expect her to do approximately as many games as she did last year.’’