(VIERA, Fla.) — The Washington Nationals have named right-hander Stephen Strasburg their opening day starter. The Nationals are scheduled to open the season April 5 at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.
“I think anybody wants the opportunity to pitch on Opening Day,” Strasburg said Wednesday. “To be able to say I have that under my belt, it’s awesome, it’s a great feeling. I’m looking forward to it.”
The 23-year-old Strasburg missed most of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. He appeared in five games late in the season, posting a 1-1 record along with a 1.50 ERA.
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