The Texas Rangers announced their pitcher for the Opening Day and is no other than the veteran left-handed Cole Hamels, as everybody expected to be. The Rangers will begin their season on March 29, against the reigning champions, the Houston Astros.
This will be Hamels' fourth Opening Day game of his career, pitching his previous ones during his days at the Philadelphia Phillies, where he played for a decade, before joining the Texas Rangers in 2015 via trade.
Jeff Banister announced this morning that Cole Hamels will start the season opener on March 29 vs. Houston.— John Blake (@RangerBlake) 16 de marzo de 2018
Texas' last year Opening Day pitcher was Yu Darvish, who was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers midway through last season, leaving the ace duties to Hamels. However, the former Phillie struggled throughout the campaign, notching career-worst stats and was sidelined for over two months due to an injury.