The Boston Red Sox have officially announced their Opening Day starter.
It will be one of their newest acquisitions from this past offseason.
Most of the Red Sox’s moves were geared towards improving the offense after losing star shortstop Xander Bogaerts to the San Diego Padres.
Their only addition to the starting rotation was veteran right-hander Corey Kluber.
But it will be Kluber starting on March 30 for the Red Sox against the Baltimore Orioles.
On Twitter, the Red Sox announced the news of their decision to start Kluber on Opening Day, posting a cool graphic featuring the veteran right-hander in his new Red Sox threads.
See you on the hill March 30th. pic.twitter.com/nvE8vwQ4nR
— Red Sox (@RedSox) March 15, 2023
Kluber has won two Cy Young Awards and has been an All-Star three times.
After spending the 2022 season with the Tampa Bay Rays, the 36-year-old signed with the Red Sox for one year and $10 million.
The contract also includes a team option for 2024.
The veteran right-hander won 10 games and posted a 4.34 ERA while striking out 139 batters in 31 starts and 164 innings of work.
The 36-year-old has spent the vast majority of his career with the Cleveland Indians, now the Guardians.
He also briefly pitched with the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
Now, he’ll prepare for his 13th season in Major League Baseball.
Also in the Red Sox rotation are pitchers such as Chris Sale, Nick Pivetta, Garrett Whitlock, and James Paxton.
But Boston has chosen the veteran Kluber to start their Opening Day game against the Orioles.
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