Former Atlanta Braves relief pitcher John Rocker will appear on the next season of the reality TV show "Survivor," according to an exclusive report from Entertainment Weekly.

The new season is called "Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water" and will pit pairs instead of single contestants vying for a prize of one million dollars. Rocker will appear with his girlfriend, business owner Julie McGee.

Rocker has been involved in various controversies during and after his six-year career, including pointed comments made in a Sports Illustrated article published in 1999. Rocker currently writes columns for the right-wing website World Net Daily.