The Texas Rangers decide their Opening Day pitcher

It was the most obvious choice!

Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels | AP

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.


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.