Thursday, March 28, 2013
Opening Day starters: AL Central
By Jason A. Churchill
Many MLB clubs appear to have made their decisions on their Opening Day starter. Starting with the American League Central, let's take a look who'll get the nod when 2013 breaks:
Justin Verlander, RHP
A no-doubter, but Max Scherzer and even Doug Fister are good enough to be Opening Day starters for a couple of the Tigers' division rivals.
Kansas City Royals
James Shields, RHP
This is a no-brainer, and Shields could repeat the honor in 2014.
Justin Masterson, RHP
Masterson gets the call over Ubaldo Jimenez.
The Twins have named right-hander Vance Worley their Opening Day starter.
Chicago White Sox
Chris Sale, LHP
The club made it official two weeks ago.