The last time the Yankees announced an Opening Day starter, it was towards the end of Spring Training.
However, Joe Girardi didn’t waste any time announcing his Opening Day starter this year.
Masahiro Tanaka will take the hill for the Yankees on Opening Day, making this his third Opening Day start in a row. Girardi sounded tentative when it came to announcing Tanaka as the starter, only because he wasn’t sure if Tanaka was going to suffer an injury during Spring Training.
But it’s good to know that we don’t have to wait all of Spring to find out who the Yankees will send out on April 2nd against the Tampa Bay Rays.
With that said, the Yankees could desperately use a win on Opening Day; they haven’t won on Opening Day since 2011 when CC Sabathia took the mound against the Detroit Tigers.